Bayonne moves to end or scale back rent control

BAYONNE AND BEYOND — The Bayonne City Council is expected to introduce an ordinance at the Feb. 16 meeting that has the potential to eliminate or at least scale back rent control in the city.
The ordinance would allow landlords to opt out of rent control in many cases, if they make certain upgrades to their property, said City Attorney Charles D’Amico.
Senior citizens and the disabled would be exempted from this change, he said, and landlords would be required to meet certain criteria before they are allowed to participate in the opt-out program.

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