Property Management
in San Diego, CA

Top 22 Property Management Companies

Companies who earn the iPropertyManagement seal of approval have demonstrated a high standard of excellence for both owners and tenants in the field of property management.

California

License #: 01521684

Property Management Executives

#1 best rated of 22 San Diego, CA property management companies

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(619) 797-1470
4901 70th Street San Diego, CA 92115
Areas Served San Diego
? BBB: N/A
Since 2005
Residential
Commercial
Hoa
  • Manages single-family homes, condos and apartments. Offers service in English and Spanish.
  • Charges 8% of rent with no leasing, vacancy or other hidden fees.
  • Guarantees eviction-free tenancy.
  • Markets property with professional photos; screens applicants (including background and financial checks); allows owners option to make final decisions on prospective tenants; executes lease; collects rent; responds to tenant requests; pays bills (including mortgage and HOA dues); and provides financial statements.
  • Responds to emergency calls 24/7 and coordinates routine repairs and preventive maintenance using specialists and handymen.
  • Seeks approval above an agreed expense threshold. Does not mark up costs or apply overhead charges.
  • Inspects properties at move-in and move-out and provides detailed reports; completes periodic visual inspections; performs annual comprehensive inspection and distributes copy to tenant. Allows property owners to inspect properties anytime.
  • Provides portals for renters and owners for payments, maintenance requests, reporting and communication. Offers option for mailed reports.

License #: 01309384

San Diego Premier Property Management

#2 best rated of 22 San Diego, CA property management companies

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858-724-6304
7710 Balboa Ave Ste 223E San diego, California 92111
Areas Served San Diego
1-10 employees BBB: A+
Since 2004
Residential
Commercial
Hoa
  • Manages more than $70 million in residential properties. Also offers brokerage services for investment properties, including 1031 exchanges. Can handle REO and short sales.
  • Has won marketing awards from Constant Contact multiple consecutive years.
  • Markets property; screens applicants (including background and financial checks); executes lease; collects rent.
  • Handles repairs and preventive maintenance.
  • Inspects properties at move-in.
  • Provides portals for renters and owners for payments, maintenance requests, reporting and communication.

License #: 01524308

San Diego Professional Property Managers

#3 best rated of 22 San Diego, CA property management companies

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858-627-9322
7343 Ronson Rd Ste. F San Diego, CA 92111 United States
Areas Served San Diego
1-10 employees BBB: A+
Since 1989
Residential
Commercial
Hoa
  • Manages high-end condos and single-family homes.
  • Charges 8% for monthly management. Leasing fee is $425 and renewals are $175. No charge during vacancy.
  • Markets property; screens applicants (including background and financial checks); executes lease; collects rent; pays bills (including mortgage and HOA dues); and provides financial statements.
  • Can provide copies of work orders and receipts for owner’s use during tax preparation.
  • Responds to emergency calls 24/7 and arranges routine repairs and preventive maintenance by independent vendors and contractors. Usually seeks approval for major jobs. Owners may opt to control and schedule maintenance and repairs.
  • Inspects properties at move-in and after completion of maintenance work.
  • Provides portals for renters and owners for payments, maintenance requests, reporting and communication.

License #: ?

Leasing San Diego Property Management

#4 best rated of 22 San Diego, CA property management companies

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(619) 432-2252
1286 University Ave #375 San Diego, California 92103
Areas Served San Diego
? BBB: N/A
Since ?
Residential
Commercial
Hoa
  • Manages apartments, condos and single-family homes. Also handles executive housing and vacation rentals.
  • Offers full-service management package or marketing and leasing services.
  • Markets property; screens applicants (including background and financial checks); executes lease; collects rent; pays bills; and provides financial statements.
  • Targets 48-hour application turnaround to fill vacancies quickly.
  • Responds to emergency calls 24/7 and handles routine repairs and preventive maintenance with in-house team and trusted subcontractors at preferred pricing.
  • Can undertake rehabilitation or capital improvement projects.
  • Inspects properties at move-in and move-out; performs mid-term interior inspections.
  • Accepts online maintenance requests.

License #: 01527171

Sunset Property Management & Realty

#5 best rated of 22 San Diego, CA property management companies

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(619) 739-1883
2321 Morena Blvd, Suite F, San Diego, CA 92110
Areas Served San Diego
1-10 employees BBB: A+
Since 2011
Residential
Commercial
Hoa
  • Charges 6-8% of monthly rent to manage houses and condos, and 5-6% to manage apartment complexes and multi-family buildings. Real estate branch can offer reduced fees for sales and purchases.
  • Charges minimum of $150; leasing fee is $450. Has no setup fees, no renewal charges and no charge during vacancy.
  • Markets property; screens applicants (including background and financial checks); executes lease; collects rent; pays bills; and provides financial statements.
  • Responds to emergency calls 24/7 and handles routine repairs and preventive maintenance using general contractors. Offers 24-hour response time.
  • Can assist with rental readiness.
  • Seeks approval for repairs over $200. Bills maintenance calls at $50/hr; does not mark up parts. Charges 15% project management fee for insurance claims and major approved repairs.
  • Inspects properties semi-annually and at move-in and move-out, and provides property condition reports.
  • Provides portals for renters and owners for payments, maintenance requests, reporting and communication.
  • Offers eviction protection, lease renewal and satisfaction guarantees.

License #: 00814073

American Heritage Properties

#6 best rated of 22 San Diego, CA property management companies

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(858) 695-9400
9988 Hibert Street, Ste #300 San Diego, CA 92131
Areas Served San Diego
11-50 employees BBB: A+
Since 1981
Residential
Commercial
Hoa
  • Manages single-family homes and condos.
  • Offers flexible rate structure starting as low as 7.5% of rental income.
  • Maintains late-payment rate under 3%, vacancy rate under 1% and eviction rate under half a percent.
  • Keeps Saturday office hours to increase availability to prospective tenants and fill vacancies faster.
  • Markets property; screens applicants (including background and financial checks); executes lease; collects rent; and provides financial statements.
  • Responds to emergency calls 24/7 and handles routine repairs and preventive maintenance.
  • Inspects properties at move-in, with written and video documentation.
  • Provides portals for renters and owners for payments, maintenance requests, reporting and communication.

License #: 01905576

People Helping Others Property Management

#7 best rated of 22 San Diego, CA property management companies

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619-282-5400
7851 Mission Center Ct #112 San Diego, CA 92108
Areas Served San Diego
? BBB: A+
Since 1979
Residential
Commercial
Hoa
  • Manages single-family homes, condos and apartments.
  • Charges 9% of collected rents for full-service management, with discounts for apartments or multiple units. No hidden fees, no minimums and no charge until the property is rented.
  • Markets property; screens applicants (including background and financial checks); executes lease; collects rent; pays bills; and provides financial statements.
  • Strives to process applications in less than 48 hours to fill vacancies quickly. Owner has option to approve tenants.
  • Responds to emergency calls 24/7 and handles routine repairs and preventive maintenance using a pool of service providers.
  • Inspects properties frequently: at beginning of management, move-in, move-out and renewal, as well as throughout the lease term.
  • Provides portals for renters and owners for payments, maintenance requests, reporting and communication.

License #: 01172817

Cal-Prop Management Inc

#8 best rated of 22 San Diego, CA property management companies

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858-483-3534
4406 Bayard Street San Diego, CA 92109
Areas Served San Diego
? BBB: N/A
Since 1987
Residential
Commercial
Hoa
  • Manages homes, condos and apartments, with a specialty in beach properties. Also offers asset management services, including 1031 exchanges, and rehab management.
  • Has more than 1200 apartment units in portfolio, with average vacancy rate around 2.5%.
  • Offers various packages for clients based on how hands-on they would like to be in their property’s management.
  • Can offer maintenance-only packages, including unit turnovers in two to four days.
  • Uses a team approach rather than portfolio management, which means additional staffing can be available for any one property’s needs as appropriate.
  • Markets property; screens applicants (including background and financial checks); executes lease; collects rent; pays bills; and provides financial statements.
  • Responds to emergency calls 24/7 and handles routine repairs and preventive maintenance. Offers one-year guarantee on all work (excluding materials, which are covered by manufacturer).

License #: 01864591

Harland Property Management

#9 best rated of 22 San Diego, CA property management companies

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858-367-0343
920 Kline St. Suite 202La Jolla, CA 92037
Areas Served San Diego
? BBB: A+
Since 2004
Residential
Commercial
Hoa
  • Manages single-family and large multi-unit residential, vacation properties and HOAs. Also manages commercial properties.
  • Markets property; performs bi-weekly checks during vacancy; screens applicants (including background and financial checks); executes lease; resolves tenant issues; collects rent; pays bills (including mortgage and HOA dues); and provides financial statements.
  • Responds to emergency calls 24/7 and handles routine repairs and preventive maintenance using contractors.
  • Inspects properties at move-in and move-out, and periodically performs maintenance checks.
  • Provides portals for renters and owners for payments, maintenance requests, reporting and communication.
  • Staffs large complexes appropriately.
  • Consults on, plans and coordinates new multi-unit residential projects. Assists with pre-leasing and marketing; creates maintenance response plan; coordinates with contractors for warranty repairs.
  • Handles everything from booking to check-out for vacation rentals, and can provide concierge services at additional fee to guests.
  • Specializes in managing small- to medium-sized associations of ten to 100 units, offering financial, board, regulatory, maintenance and management and enforcement services.

License #: 00490315

RG Investment Real Estate Services

#10 best rated of 22 San Diego, CA property management companies

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(858) 268-5004
8888 Clairemont Mesa Blvd Suite M San Diego, CA 92123
Areas Served San Diego
11-50 employees BBB: A+
Since 1972
Residential
Commercial
Hoa
  • Has ranked in top 10 of commercial property managers, overseeing more than 4,000 multi-family residential units, 1 million square feet of commercial, retail and office space, 25 hotels and 13 homeowner associations.
  • Achieved two Four-Diamond ratings from Automobile Club of Southern California.
  • Offers lease-only and accounting-only packages.
  • Manages commercial properties: physical operations; inspections, repairs and maintenance; leasing and tenant relations; rehab and refurbishment; purchasing; and staff supervision.
  • Provides HOAs with accounting, budgeting, vendor management, board assistance and other operational services.
  • Offers residential management: markets property; screens applicants (including background and financial checks); collects rent; and provides financial statements.
  • Responds to emergency calls 24/7 and handles routine repairs and preventive maintenance.
  • Inspects properties regularly.
  • Accepts online payments and provides community websites.

License #: 01255583

Walters Home Management

#11 best rated of 22 San Diego, CA property management companies

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(858) 675-9515
16516 Bernardo Center DrSuite 200 San Diego, CA 92128
Areas Served San Diego, Murrieta, CA
? BBB: N/A
Since 1995
Residential
Commercial
Hoa
  • Manages individually owned single-family homes and condos, with hundreds of units in its portfolio.
  • Charges 85% of one month’s rent for lease-only service, with a $1500 minimum. Renewals are $500. Can add on maintenance coordination for $400.
  • Offers standard full-service management for 8% of gross monthly rent and $695 leasing fee, and Gold Standard package for 10% with $495 leasing fee. Both programs have a $150 monthly minimum.
  • Includes several items in the Gold package for no charge that have a fee in the standard tier, such as $125 owner-requested inspection, $495 eviction coordination, $100 close-out fee and $200 fee to transfer existing tenant to new property.
  • Markets property; screens applicants (including background and financial checks); executes lease; collects rent; pays bills; and provides financial statements.
  • Responds to emergency calls 24/7 and handles routine repairs and preventive maintenance using a network of trusted vendors.
  • Inspects properties regularly.
  • Provides portals for renters and owners for payments, maintenance requests, reporting and communication.

License #: 01791904

Goldenwest Management, Inc

#12 best rated of 22 San Diego, CA property management companies

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(858) 779-0577
12520 High Bluff Dr, Suite 275 San Diego, CA 92130
Areas Served San Diego, Phoenix, AZ, Las Vegas, NV
11-50 employees BBB: A+
Since 2004
Residential
Commercial
Hoa
  • Manages residential properties from single-family homes to mid-sized apartment communities. Can also assist with investment property sales, including 1031 exchanges.
  • Charges monthly management fee as low as $85 for single units. For multiple units or units with rent over $2500, fee is 8% of gross monthly rent.
  • Charges $295 setup fee, but does not charge management fees until property is rented.
  • Averages less than 30 days to fill vacancies.
  • Markets property; screens applicants (including background and financial checks); executes lease; collects rent; pays bills; and provides financial statements.
  • Responds to emergency calls 24/7 and handles routine repairs and preventive maintenance using on-call contracting staff.
  • Inspects properties at move-in and move-out; also performs mid-term interior and drive-by inspections.
  • Provides portals for renters and owners for payments, maintenance requests, reporting and communication.

License #: 00843977

Torrey Pines Property Management

#13 best rated of 22 San Diego, CA property management companies

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(858) 454-4200
7840 Ivanhoe AveLa Jolla, CA 92037
Areas Served San Diego
? BBB: N/A
Since 1983
Residential
Commercial
Hoa
  • Specializes in apartment management, though can handle other properties. Affiliated firm Legacy Commercial Management deals with commercial properties.
  • Holds Accredited Management Organization designation from Institute of Real Estate Management.
  • Markets property; screens applicants (including background and financial checks); executes lease; collects rent; pays bills; and provides financial statements.
  • Responds to emergency calls 24/7 and handles routine repairs and preventive maintenance from a pool of proven service providers.
  • Provides portals for renters and owners for payments, maintenance requests, reporting and communication.

License #: 00846319

Rancho Mesa Properties

#14 best rated of 22 San Diego, CA property management companies

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858-576-2176
4550 Kearny Villa Road, Suite 111 San Diego, CA 92123
Areas Served San Diego
1-10 employees BBB: A+
Since 1984
Residential
Commercial
Hoa
  • Manages single-family homes, condos, townhomes and multi-family residential properties.
  • Charges 8% of monthly rental value plus expenses for one to three units. For four or more units, fee is negotiable.
  • Offers leasing-only service at a cost of six months’ management commission plus $150.
  • Markets property; screens applicants (including background and financial checks); executes lease; collects rent; pays bills (including mortgage and HOA dues); and provides financial statements.
  • Responds to emergency calls 24/7 and manages routine repairs and preventive maintenance with in-house technicians and third-party service providers. Seeks approval for expenses over $250, except in emergencies, when there will be next-business-day contact.
  • Can remodel and modernize properties and coordinate landscaping and pest control services.
  • Inspects properties at move-in and move-out. Also inspects semi-annually, including smoke and carbon monoxide detector checks.
  • Provides portals for renters and owners for payments, maintenance requests, reporting and communication.

License #: 00829207

Del Sol Property Management

#15 best rated of 22 San Diego, CA property management companies

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858-270-2071
4423 Cass St. in Pacific Beach, CA
Areas Served San Diego
1-10 employees BBB: N/A
Since 1981
Residential
Commercial
Hoa
  • Specializes in beach community apartment rentals; also manages single-family homes and commercial office buildings.
  • Markets property; screens applicants (including background and financial checks); executes lease; collects rent; pays bills; and provides financial statements.
  • Handles routine repairs and preventive maintenance using qualified contractors. Seeks approval for work.
  • Inspects properties after work is performed.

License #: 00935682

Penny Realty

#16 best rated of 22 San Diego, CA property management companies

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(858) 272-3900
4444 Mission Blvd.Pacific Beach, CA 92109
Areas Served San Diego
? BBB: A+
Since 1985
Residential
Commercial
Hoa
  • Manages single-family homes and multi-family communities up to 100 units.
  • Charges 8% of monthly rent to manage up to four units; 7% up to 11 units; 6% up to 24 units; and 5% over 25 units.
  • Guarantees property rented within 14 days or no charge. Averages 11 days to tenancy.
  • Guarantees good pets and no evictions under certain conditions.
  • Does not charge setup, admin, transfer or leasing fees. Does not charge until residents start paying rent. Does not mark up maintenance.
  • Markets property; screens applicants (including background and financial checks); executes lease; collects rent; pays bills; and provides financial statements.
  • Can assist with 1031 sales, property conversion, restoration and rehab projects.
  • Responds to emergency calls 24/7 and handles routine repairs and preventive maintenance. Uses trusted network of preferred vendors.
  • Inspects properties during move-in and move-out.
  • Provides portals for renters and owners for payments, maintenance requests, reporting and communication.
  • Also manages vacation rentals.

License #: 01317589

SOS Management & Property Services, Inc.

#17 best rated of 22 San Diego, CA property management companies

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858-273-8800
11855 Sorrento Valley Road, Suite 523 San Diego, CA 92121
Areas Served San Diego
11-50 employees BBB: A+
Since 2001
Residential
Commercial
Hoa
  • Manages single-family and mid-sized multi-family residential properties. Consults on and manages residential construction projects.
  • Does not charge startup fees.
  • Markets property; screens applicants (including background and financial checks); executes lease; collects rent; pays bills; and provides financial statements.
  • Responds to emergency calls 24/7 and handles routine repairs and preventive maintenance with in-house team. Uses subcontractors as needed; usually receives preferred pricing and passes along savings.
  • Provides portals for renters and owners for payments, maintenance requests, reporting and communication.

License #: 01197438

Utopia Management

#18 best rated of 22 San Diego, CA property management companies

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(858) 598-1111
4617 Ruffner Street San Diego, CA 92111
Areas Served San Diego, Los Angeles,Orange County, Palm Springs, Inland Empire, Santa Barbara
11-50 employees BBB: A+
Since 1994
Residential
Commercial
Hoa
  • Manages single-family homes, condos, apartments, offices and commercial space.
  • Does not charge a leasing fee; offers discounts for larger portfolios. Charges nothing until property is rented.
  • Charges 8% for all-inclusive management of homes and condos. Commercial rates vary from 2% to 7%.
  • Markets property and shows seven days a week; screens applicants (including background and financial checks); executes lease; collects rent; pays bills; and provides financial statements.
  • Responds to emergency calls 24/7 and handles routine repairs and preventive maintenance using in-house technicians and preferred vendors.
  • Inspects properties at move-in and move-out; performs additional inspections as necessary or by request.
  • Provides portals for renters and owners for payments, maintenance requests, reporting and communication.
  • Assists with real estate portfolio strategies, asset management, REO management, receivership and more.
  • Charges $10/homeowner for standalone association bookkeeping services, with $150 monthly minimum. Prepares billing and financial statements and legal paperwork, handles banking and pays bills. May charge for postage ($10) or archival storage ($2/box, $10 minimum).

License #: 01918746

FBS Property Management

#19 best rated of 22 San Diego, CA property management companies

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(619) 286-7600
6398 Del Cerro Blvd #8 San Diego, CA 92120
Areas Served San Diego
11-50 employees BBB: A+
Since 1971
Residential
Commercial
Hoa
  • Specializes in acquisition, management, maintenance and disposition of properties for independent real estate owners. Focuses on small properties.
  • Is one of only 560 accredited property management organizations worldwide.
  • Markets property; screens applicants (including background and financial checks); executes lease; collects rent; and provides financial statements.
  • Educates owners; encourages smart upgrades and maintenance investments.
  • Responds to emergency calls 24/7 and handles routine repairs and preventive maintenance.
  • Provides portal for owners for reporting and communication. Accepts online payments and maintenance requests.

License #: 01272499

Melroy Property Management

#20 best rated of 22 San Diego, CA property management companies

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858-483-5111
4241 Jutland Drive Suite 201 San Diego, CA 92117
Areas Served San Diego
? BBB: A+
Since 1998
Residential
Commercial
Hoa
  • Manages residential and commercial properties. Also provides investment services.
  • Markets property; screens applicants (including background and financial checks); executes lease; collects rent; handles tenant issues; and provides financial statements.
  • Handles sales, 1031 exchanges, syndication and pooled investments.
  • Responds to emergency calls 24/7 and handles routine repairs and preventive maintenance.
  • Inspects properties regularly.
  • Provides portals for renters and owners for payments, maintenance requests, reporting and communication.

License #: 01524762

Prime Asset Management

#21 best rated of 22 San Diego, CA property management companies

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858-490-9125
4411 Morena Blvd. #250, San Diego, CA 92117
Areas Served San Diego
? BBB: N/A
Since 2004
Residential
Commercial
Hoa
  • Specializes in management of multi-family properties, specifically apartment complexes and buildings. Has managed thousands of apartment units.
  • Markets property; screens applicants (including background and financial checks); executes lease; collects rent; handles tenant communication; pays bills; and provides financial statements.
  • Responds to emergency calls 24/7 and handles routine repairs and preventive maintenance. Solicits and evaluates estimates for major repairs. Does not mark up repairs or improvements.
  • Provides owner income and report packet at the beginning of the month, electronically or by mail.
  • Accepts online payments and maintenance requests.

License #: ?

FirstService Residential

#22 best rated of 22 San Diego, CA property management companies

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800-527-3914
5473 Kearny Villa Rd #200, San Diego, CA 92123
Areas Served Bay Area, Inland Empire, Los Angeles, Orange County, Palm Desert, Sacramento, San Diego, Santa Clarita and San Francisco
10000+ employees BBB: A+
Since 1980
Residential
Commercial
Hoa
  • Manages HOAs and individual residential properties. Portfolio includes master-planned communities, single-family homes, condo communities and mid-rise and high-rise buildings.
  • Is part of one of North America’s largest residential property management firms.
  • Employs staff specialists in various property and community types.
  • Trains and supports boards.
  • Provides financial and insurance services.
  • Enforces CC&Rs, rules and regulations fairly and consistently.
  • Maintains common areas.
  • Provides community website tools and uses proprietary property management software.

San Diego vs. Nearby Cities

San Diego is one of the largest cities in southern California, and it offers prime real estate directly on the Pacific Ocean. The popularity and natural beauty of this coastal town drives up housing prices, so it’s no surprise that the San Diego real estate market is pricey compared to surrounding cities.

The median listing price in San Diego is known to jump up close to $700,000 and generally stays above $600,000. The smaller town of Chula Vista is located directly south of the city and offers median listing prices around $500,000. Cities north of San Diego like Oceanside and San Marcos typically keep their median listing prices in the $500,000 – $600,000 range.

San Diego Property Managers

Property managers are hired to do the tasks that you wish you had time to complete. They can also handle the jobs that are beyond your area of expertise, ensuring that your investment properties are managed with more professionalism. Efficient property management leads to happy tenants.

San Diego Property Management Company Fees

What you pay for professional property management in San Diego will depend on the type of services contracted and the size of your property. You will generally pay a base fee for select services with additional fees required for added services. For example, advertising and tenant recruitment often require additional fees.

California Landlord/Tenant Laws

  • If a landlord refuses to make essential repairs to a rental property, the tenant is legally entitled to make those repairs and deduct the expense from their rental fees.
  • California landlords cannot charge more than twice the monthly rental rate for the security deposit.
  • Some California cities have rent ordinance laws that limit rent prices.