2017 Tennessee Code
Title 66 - Property
Chapter 35 - Rent Control
§ 66-35-102. Rent control by local governments prohibited -- Zoning provisions -- Affordable housing.
- (a) A local governmental unit shall not enact, maintain or enforce an ordinance or resolution that would have the effect of controlling the amount of rent charged for leasing private residential or commercial property.
- (b) A local governmental unit shall not enact, maintain, or enforce any zoning regulation, requirement, or condition of development imposed by land use or zoning ordinances, resolutions, or regulations or pursuant to any special permit, special exception, or subdivision plan that requires the direct or indirect allocation of a percentage of existing or newly constructed private residential or commercial rental units for long-term retention as affordable or workforce housing. This subsection (b) shall apply to all current and future zoning regulations.
- (c) This section does not affect any authority of a local governmental unit to create or implement an incentive-based program designed to increase the construction and rehabilitation of moderate or lower-cost private residential or commercial rental units.
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