Judge Reverses Rent Control Ruling

Judge Reverses Rent Control Ruling
Posted on 02/23/2021
Judge Reverses Rent Control Ruling

Superior Court Judge Jeffrey Beacham yesterday reversed his January 15 ruling on the Township's rent control ordinance, adopted April 7, and ordered the Township Clerk to certify the Montclair Property Owners Association petition to put the ordinance on a ballot as a referendum question.

The ordinance will now go back to Township Council. If the Council chooses not to repeal the ordinance, the Municipal Clerk will schedule a special election which could be held in late April or early May.

The Council could also decide to appeal the court’s decision.