Frequently Asked Questions

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ARE ALL DWELLINGS IN THE CITY OF NEWARK UNDER RENT CONTROL?

A. No. All Public Housing, and existing owner-occupied 1-4 family dwellings are exempt from Rent Control but are still required to register annually.

B. All newly constructed dwellings of four or more units can be exempt from Rent Control for 30 years, as per State statue; however, the Landlord/Owner must apply for a certificate of exemption prior to occupancy in order to authenticate their exemption status.

C. Substantially rehabilitated dwellings can be exempt for five years (if they were previously vacant for 18 months) or one year (initial rent) if occupied, and if the cost of rehabilitation exceeds 50% of the dwelling’s value. (Note: landlord must apply for and receive a certificate of exemption from the Rent Control Board).

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