Conflict centers on lobby staff, swimming pool, parking costs and rent increases
The Montclair Township Council has appointed its first members to the rent control board.
AhavaFelicidad of the Tenants Organization of Montclair thanks the many people who advocated for rent stabilization.
Montclair Housing Commission chairman William Scott said 60% of Montclair renters would be covered under the new rent stabilization.
But owners of two- and three-family homes are eyeing a possible challenge.
Mitch Kahn says provisions in the ordinance ensure landlords of all sizes can make a return on their investment.
Council introduces negotiated ordinance.
I am working with a group of two- and three-family property investors who oppose adoption of the new rent control ordinance. The original 2020 ordinance exempted two- and three-family homes […]
Richie Chevat says it’s a lot easier to get behind a cause when it doesn’t cost you anything.
Montclair’s newly crafted rent ordinance, expected to be introduced by the council on April 5, now includes two- and three-unit buildings, other than owner-occupied buildings — and some landlords of those smaller buildings are not happy about it.
Montclair’s mayor and council will meet Friday, March 25, just before midnight to vote on a negotiated rent control ordinance and to repeal one that was passed in April 2020, but never went into effect after a group of landlords petitioned to force it to a referendum.
But a committee of landlords has only until Friday to withdraw a petition that could force the special election. We’ll know more Thursday about what happens next.
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 meeting will be held on at the Charles H. Bullock School Library from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.