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The 189th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 3: Definition of rent control

Section 3. For purposes of this chapter, the words ''rent control'' shall mean:

(a) any regulation that in any way requires below-market rents for residential properties; and

(b) any regulation that is part of a regulatory scheme of rent control as defined in clause (a), including the regulation of occupancy, services, evictions, condominium conversion and the removal of properties from such rent control scheme; except that

(c) this definition does not include the regulation of, or agreements affecting, publicly owned housing, publicly subsidized housing, federally assisted housing, or mobile homes.