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Rent Control in Jersey City
Owner & Tenant Responsibilities

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Landlords must file a Rent Registration Form with the Rent Leveling Office containing information as to ownership, managing agent, superintendent, of their building, together with the names and rents paid by each tenant. The information is to be re-filed within seven (7) days after any change of tenancy or ownership.

New tenants must be provided with a RENTAL STATEMENT providing:

  1. The name & address of the owner of record and his/her agent.

  2. The name, address and phone number of the superintendent.

  3. A 24 hour emergency number.

  4. A description of the housing space and related services.

  5. The rent of the prior tenant and notification of the existence of the rent registration law.

New tenants must also be provided with a copy of the Truth in Renting Statement published by the N.J. Department of Community Affairs. (For copies call (609) 292-4174)

Tenants are expected to enjoy the peace and tranquility of their apartments. An Anti-Harassment provision is provided in the Rent Leveling Ordinance. Any act of harassment can be reported to the Housing Municipal Court prosecutor for investigation and/or prosecution.

Tenants are expected to pay their rent, respect the landlord's property, and are required to be attentive to the peace and quite of other tenants or to other people in the neighborhood.

An owner/landlord can pursue an eviction of a family if a judge can be convinced that a member of a household, or a person who was allowed to stay with the registered tenant or was visiting, has committed a drug offense in the apartment complex or has been guilty of assault or terrorist threats, even though no one was convicted or even arrested by the police. (Cite: Housing Authority of Newark v. Reid 263 N.J. Super 554 Law iv. 1993). It is mindful that the landlord must prove this in court by a preponderance of evidence that the tenant or visitor was, in fact, engaged in drug activity.

Any owner of real property within Jersey City is required to register with the City Clerk the street address of his or her residence whenever the owner does not reside at the property. This applies to residential properties, including: single family homes, condominiums/cooperatives, lots, and business/commercial properties (N.J.S.A.-40:48-2.53).

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