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Rent Leveling and Stabilization

The office staff assists landlords and tenants in understating the impact the Municipal Rent Control Ordinance, Chapter 155, may have on their properties and apartments. Technical assistance is provided on a wide variety of rental issues which cover such matters as: which apartments are subject to local rent control laws; what is the legal base rent; what rent increases the law permits; annual cost of living adjustments; tax surcharges; water/sewer surcharges; capital improvement surcharges; hardship increases; vacancy decontrol and annual registration requirements. Files on all residential properties are maintained for public inspection if owners and/or tenants have questions regarding a particular property.


Attention landlords and tenants in rent-controlled units, due to the end of the State of Emergency first implemented during the COVID-19 pandemic, the rent increase moratorium on rent controlled units will end on May 7, 2022.Landlords will be permitted to increase rent in rent-controlled units under certain conditions with the renewal of a tenant’s lease. Landlords must provide a minimum of 30 days notice of any potential rent increase to their tenants. For more information, see the Rent Moratorium End FAQ.

If you live in a rent-controlled unit and you believe you may have received a rent increase illegally despite the moratorium, please submit an Illegal Rent Increase form with associated documents to the Rent Leveling & Stabilization Office at rentcontrol@hobokennj.gov.


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Rent Leveling and Stabilization

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In conjunction with this office, a 9 person citizen board convenes bi-monthly to review appeals, uphold City ordinances, and pass regulations. Find out more.


The City of Hoboken offers free legal counsel on housing matters to renters in need through Tenant Advocate Andrew Sobel, Esq. For more information, click here.


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