Frame
Ver en Español

Rent Control

Mayor Nicholas J. Sacco
Rent Control

The Rent Control office assists landlords and tenants in understanding the North Bergen Rent Control Ordinance and how it may impact their properties. Assistance is provided on a variety of rental issues such as: which apartments are subject to local rent control laws; what is the legal base rent; what rent increases the law permits; capital improvement surcharges; hardship increases and annual registration requirements. Files on residential properties are maintained for public inspection if owners and/or tenants have questions regarding a particular property.

View Rent Control Ordinance

Complaints

If you would like to file a complaint with the Rent Leveling Board you must come to our office and pick up the designated forms. Application Fee $10

Rental Unit Preservation Allowance (R.U.P.A)

Any renovation done to occupied or non-occupied units must be processed through the Rent Control Office. Inspections must be done before and after any renovations. Applications are available on our office. Application Fee $100

Certificate of Exemption (C.O.E)

Any landlord that owns a Rent Control building and intends to rent to a Section 8 tenant must complete and submit a C.O.E. Application Fee $100

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • Q:

    What units are subject to Rent Control?

    A:

    Any housing space/dwelling rented or offered for living purposes to one individual or family unit, regardless of whether such housing space is contained within a detached dwelling or condominium

     
  • Q:

    What rent should the tenant be paying?

    A:

    We check the files for the last approved rent increase

     
  • Q:

    What is the percentage increase in rent?

    A:

    2.5 percent of the Base rent.

     
  • Q:

    How often can the Landlord raise my rent?

    A:

    Annual increase (once within a twelve month period)

     
  • Q:

    How many days of notice must a landlord give to apply increase?

    A:

    All landlords must give tenants at least 30 days’ notice after the approval date

     
  • Q:

    How often does the Rent Leveling Board meet?

    A:

    The Rent Leveling Board meets once a month every 3rd Monday of the Month

     

Resources

Rent Control Forms