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Code Enforcement

6 01, 2023



The City of Camden Rent Control Office administer and enforces the provisions of legislation adopted by the City Council for Rent Control on March 12, 1981, as Ordinance No. MC-1719.[2] The specific powers and functions of said Office of Rent Control are set forth in § 650-12 of the Code of the City of Camden. The office of Rent Control assists landlords and tenants in understating the impact the Municipal Rent Control Ordinance of the City of Camden, may have on their properties and apartments. Technical assistance is provided on a wide variety of rental issues which cover such matters as: [...]

THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT RENT CONTROL2023-01-06T09:08:11-05:00
6 01, 2023



The law requires a landlord to take certain steps in order to make you pay an increase in rent. First, your existing lease at your present rent has to end. This means that the landlord cannot increase the rent during your lease. For example, if you have a lease for a one-year period, the rent cannot be increased during the period of the lease. To raise the rent, the landlord has to wait until your lease is about to expire and then take action to end your lease. According to section 650-2 Maximum rent increase. No landlord shall, after the effective [...]

THE CORRECT WAY TO INCREASE RENT2023-01-06T09:06:49-05:00
6 01, 2023



All owners or landlords shall be required to register all rental dwelling units with the Department of Code Enforcement's Office of Rent Control annually. The annual registration fee shall be $25 per dwelling unit. The registration shall include the following and the Rent Control Officer shall provide the forms for the purposes of this section: [Amended 10-14-1999 by Ord. No. MC-3517; 1-24-2002 by Ord. No. MC-3720; 10-14-2008 by Ord. No. MC-4431[1]; 5-10-2011 by Ord. No. MC-4609] (1) The owner(s) of the dwelling unit(s) shall provide the Department of Code Enforcement's Housing Division's Rent Control Unit with the actual address of their [...]

REGISTRATION AND RECORDS2023-01-06T09:06:30-05:00
6 01, 2023



Rent control is a broad term for legislation that limits rent rates in a city or state. Rent control laws vary by municipality, but they generally put a ceiling on the maximum rent that can be charged for a unit, as well as the that the rent can be increased per year. Rent control laws are one way cities that regulates the housing market. The aim of these price controls is to maintain a base of affordable rental housing for low and moderate income tenants. In the City of Camden, Rent Control increase rate is determined by Consumer Price Index of [...]

WHAT IS RENT CONROL2023-01-06T09:06:11-05:00

Mayor Victor Carstarphen

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520 Market St, Camden, NJ 08101

Phone: 856-757-7000

Web: https://www.ci.camden.nj.us

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