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Too High? Rent Control Bill Proposed for Montgomery County
At least one person in the Montgomery County government believes that the rent is too damn high for some tenants in the area.
The Gazette reported yesterday that At-Large Councilman Marc Elrich proposed a plan, which if approved, would limit the amount that landlords could increase a tenant’s rent without explanation.
From the article:
Under Elrich’s proposal, landlords seeking to raise rents between 100 percent and 175 percent of the guideline would have to notify the Department of Housing and Community Affairs of the reasons behind the increase. “You could get that much of a rent increase, but you have to demonstrate that you need that much of a rent increase,” Elrich said.
Montgomery County renters might not want to get too excited about the plan, though: The article noted that Elrich is the one person on the nine-member county council in favor of rent control.
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This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/too_high_rent_control_bill_proposed_for_montgomery_county/5399.
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