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Old Yesterday, 02:10 PM
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What are similar towns close to NYC without rent control?

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Old Yesterday, 04:15 PM
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Glen Ridge doesn't have rent control, but most towns in Essex, Bergen, and Hudson counties have it. Many towns don't enforce it. For example, Hoboken was unable to enforce its rent control law for decades. The reason was the law required landlords to fill in city-produced forms, but the city proved incapable of producing the forms. So judges said the law was unenforceable, allowing landlords to rent their units at market rates.

Rent control is rare across the United States. Most state constitutions ban it, including the constitutions of left-leaning states. In a referendum in the 1990s, voters in Massachusetts banned rent control. Last November, voters in California, a state that allows rent control on renewals but bans it on new leases, voted overwhelming not to repeal a landlord-friendly rent control law.

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Old Today, 08:04 AM
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Towns in NJ that have Rent control all have slightly different types.
For example some towns have Rent control if the building has three or more apartments and others have Rent control only if the building has 4 or more apartments.I'm sure there are other variations.
Most towns have vacancy decontrol,but their are some that you must apply for a rent increase when the apartment is vacated and you are limited to how often you can raise the rent above the amount allowed under rent control.

If you are unsure about the rent control laws in a specific town contact the borough clerk or look in the boroughs ordinances.
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