Rent Control Issue May Get High Court Hearing

A rent control ordinance at a factory-built community in Coleta, California, may propel a lawsuit to the U.S. Supreme Court.  The community’s owner, real estate tycoon Daniel Guggenheim, attempted to convert the land into condominiums, and told the residents they either had to purchase their home sites or eventually lose rent control protection.  The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals voted against him in December, and he has hired former U.S. Solicitor General Ted Olson to represent him in Washington.  According to Daily Nexus, of the University of California Santa Barbara, Coleta City Attorney Tim Giles said Guggenheim knew Rancho Mobile Home Estates was under rent control when he bought it, but he tried to push the limits of the ordinance in order to charge more for the home sites.  Giles believes the high court will refuse to hear the case.

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