Why Denver doesn’t have rent control and probably never will – Denverite

With each new headline about rising rents in Denver, you hear again the lament: “We need rent control.”We don’t have it — and we won’t get it — because of a 2000 Colorado Supreme Court decision, Telluride v. Lot Thirty-Four Venture. The state prohibition on rent control actually goes back to 1980, when Boulder tried to impose rent controls. The next year, the legislature passed a law banning the practice.But it’s what happened in Telluride that really created the current situation.

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