Montclair’s council is concerned and has passed tenant protections, but what remedies are there when the protections are abused and threaten seniors staying in their own homes?
The Montclair Township Council has appointed its first members to the rent control board.
Tenant advocates and Montclair landlords are back at the table, attempting to come up with a version of rent control that they can agree on.
The Landlord-Tenant Housing Committee is slated to be reorganized into a new nine-member Landlord-Tenant Advisory Committee with a similar purpose.
Montclair landlords are urging the township to end its rent increase freeze, as New Jersey’s public health emergency for the coronavirus pandemic was lifted in June, and property owners are dealing with increased costs.
In order to be protected from evictions, renters will now have to certify their income and the effects of COVID-19 on that income with the state.
A judge has granted yet another stay on Montclair’s Rent Control ordinance.
Opponents of Montclair’s rent-control ordinance have filed an amended referendum petition with the township after their first petition was rejected by the township clerk in October.
After some renters reported receiving increases when their leases expired, rent-control advocates are asking the town to enforce the rent-freeze ordinance approved in May.
Now qualifying residents who have lost their jobs or a portion of their wages can get help paying the rent.
Montclair now has a rent increase cap, despite the pleas of a newly formed group of landlords who fought the law, contending its passage should wait until after the pandemic ebbs.
After a year of landlord-tenant hearings over rent increases as high as 35 percent in some cases, Montclair may soon get a rent control ordinance.
Ordinance will require owners of rental properties with four or fewer dwelling units to post a bond if their tenants have engaged in disorderly conduct.
In an apartment situation, it’s bound to set tenant against landlord and vice versa.