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News - January 10, 2020

A little-noticed new law could upend argument against rent control

SB 330 requires developers to replace all rent-controlled units they demolish

by Mark Noack

Since rent control took effect three years ago, more than 300 older apartments in Mountain View have been marked for demolition. This trend has strengthened a leading argument against rent control: by restricting prices, it's encouraging landlords to exit the apartment business, which is forcing out the tenants least able to afford new housing.

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