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Costa-Hawkins Act

The Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act was passed in 1995. It placed limits on the ability of local governments to enact rent control. Specifically it exempts single family homes/condominiums and post 1995 construction from rental control. It allows landlords to establish initial rental rates for a new tenant – a policy known as vacancy decontrol.

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