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Township of Woodbridge, NJ
Middlesex County
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Note: Repeal of Prior Ordinances and Amendments:
All ordinances and amendments thereto entitled "An Ordinance to Regulate, Control and Stabilize Rents and create a Rent Control Board within the Township of Woodbridge, New Jersey," are hereby repealed.
Binding effect of prior actions and decisions of prior lawful action of the Rent Control Board: The decisions, determinations and prior orders of the Rent Control Board shall and hereafter continue to be binding upon all landlords, tenants and property owners.
[1974 Code § 13A-1; Ord. #5-17-77 § 3; Ord. #80-23, § 1; Ord. #81-59; Ord. #85-52 § 1; Ord. #86-13 § I; Ord. #91-02; Ord. #97-17 § 1]
As used in this chapter:
ADDITIONS TO BASE RENT
Shall mean the lawful real estate tax surcharge, capital improvement surcharge, services increase surcharge or hardship increase hereafter permitted.
BASE RENT
Shall mean the lawful base rent in full force and effect for housing space on January 1, 1977. No real estate tax surcharge, capital improvement surcharge, service increase surcharge or hardship increase shall be included in base rent, except for those increases granted or allowed prior to January 1, 1977.
BASE YEAR
Except as hereafter provided, for all surcharges, shall be 1996. Said base year shall automatically be adjusted every five (5) years following the effective date of this section and therefore the base year shall become the year in which it has been adjusted. No surcharge may be imposed on a first-time tenant during the first twelve (12) months of occupancy after he/she becomes a first-time tenant pursuant to this chapter.
CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT SURCHARGE
Shall mean additions to rent resulting from an expenditure of funds for additions to dwellings, structures, fixtures, edifices, parking lots or other facilities which are reasonably expected to last more than one (1) year. A repair or replacement which is not classified as a capital repair or capital replacement pursuant to the currently applicable Federal Income Tax regulations shall not be considered a capital improvement for purposes of this chapter.
CONSUMER PRICE INDEX
Shall mean the consumer price index for all items for all urban consumers published by the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics (base year—1967—100) for the New York-Northeastern New Jersey region, of which Woodbridge Township, New Jersey is a part.
DWELLING
Shall mean and include any building, structure or portion thereof, trailer or land used as a trailer park which is rented or offered for rent to one (1) or more persons or family units as their residence or domicile.
DWELLING UNITS COVERED BY THIS CHAPTER
Shall mean that multifamily facilities in the aggregate of four (4) or less units shall be exempt from this chapter.
FIRST-TIME TENANTS
Shall mean:
a. 
Tenants whose rent has been decontrolled as a result of substantial rehabilitation;
b. 
New tenants; or
c. 
Tenants whose rents were previously decontrolled who were subsequently recontrolled.
HOUSING SPACE
Shall mean the actual space occupied as living area, together with the privileges, services, furnishings, furniture, equipment, utilities, garage, parking areas, playgrounds, recreational space, common areas, storage space and improvements connected with the use or occupation of the living area. Motels and hotels are exempt from the provisions of this chapter.
OWNER
Shall mean one having care, control and/or management of a rental space.
PERIODIC TENANT
Shall mean a tenant whose lease, whether oral or written, shall be for renewable periods of less than one (1) year, including but not limited to month-to-month and week-to-week tenancies or holdover tenants.
RENTAL SPACE
Shall mean all housing space fit for human habitation as defined by the statutes, rules, regulations and ordinances of the State of New Jersey, County of Middlesex and the Township of Woodbridge, which space is rented or available for rent as a residence or domicile.
SERVICE SURCHARGE
Shall mean an additional charge over and above the base rent due to a new or additional service not now being provided or required to be provided. All existing services shall continue to be provided in accordance with lease agreements, whether the same is oral or in writing, and shall continue to be provided under any renewal thereof.
SEWER USER FEE
Shall mean the fee imposed by the Township to all users who discharge sewers through domestic dwellings and business premises as set forth in the Municipal Ordinances of the Township.
[1974 Code § 13A-1; Ord. #5-17-77 § 4; Ord. #88-42]
There is hereby created a Rent Leveling Board within the Township of Woodbridge, to be known as the "Township of Woodbridge Rent Leveling Board." The Board shall consist of nine (9) members who shall reside within or who shall be engaged in the ownership or management of residential real estate within the Township and who shall be appointed by the Mayor with the approval of the Municipal Council. One (1) member shall be elected Chairman, who shall be neither a tenant nor a landlord. No member shall hold any elective office within the Township. Members of the Board shall serve during their terms without compensation. Five (5) members of the Board shall constitute a quorum; a majority vote shall be legally sufficient to render a determination or decision. All determinations of the Board shall be final.
[1974 Code § 13A-3; Ord. #5-17-77 § 5; Ord. #85-52 § II]
The Rent Leveling Board shall implement the purpose of this chapter in the manner following:
a. 
The Chairman or, in his/her absence, the Acting Chairman, shall have the power to issue subpoenas for the attendance of witnesses and the production of records and may administer oaths and take testimony, and the provisions of the County and Municipal Investigations Law[1] shall apply.
[1]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 2A:84A et seq.
b. 
The Rent Leveling Board shall promulgate and issue rules and regulations to give effect to the purpose of this chapter and revise, repeal and amend the same from time to time. Sufficient copies of the current rules and regulations shall be on file in the office of the Township Clerk.
c. 
The Rent Leveling Board shall supply information and assistance to the landlords and tenants and aid them in compliance with this chapter.
d. 
The Rent Leveling Board shall hold hearings and adjudicate applications from landlords and tenants to assist them in the application of the provisions of this chapter.
e. 
The Rent Leveling Board shall hold hearings and adjudicate applications from tenants as to probable violations of this chapter.
f. 
The Rent Leveling Board shall give both landlord and tenant reasonable opportunity to be heard before making any determination.
g. 
The Rent Leveling Board shall render a determination within forty-five (45) days after the date of filing any application or petition, unless all interested parties agree to an extension of time for the determination of the Board, which extension shall not exceed thirty (30) additional days from the date such action of the Board was required. Failure of the Board to act within the time limit set forth herein shall constitute a rejection of the application.
h. 
The Rent Leveling Board shall be authorized and empowered to file complaints for the prosecution of violations of this chapter in Municipal Court.
i. 
The Rent Leveling Board shall have the power to order refunds in rent and rebates in the event that they find that a tenant has been overcharged by a landlord.
[1974 Code § 13A-4; Ord. #5-17-77 § 6]
Members shall be appointed for a term of three (3) years or until a successor for each is duly appointed and qualified. However all new appointments made after the effective date of this chapter shall expire on December 31, 1979. Any member shall be subject to removal by the Municipal Council for cause upon written charges and hearing.
Unexpired terms shall be filled in the same manner as this chapter provides for in the appointment of members under subsection 20-2.1.
[1974 Code § 13A-5; Ord. #5-17-77 § 7; Ord. #80-23 § 2; Ord. #80-48 § 1; Ord. #81-59, Ord. #85-52 § III; Ord #86-13 § II]
a. 
The owner of newly constructed housing space being rented to a new tenant for the first time shall not be restricted in the initial rent charged, but thereafter shall be subject to the provisions of this chapter.
b. 
Establishment of rents between the landlord and tenants to whom this chapter is applicable shall be determined by the provisions of this chapter. At the expiration of a lease or at the termination of the lease of a periodic tenant, no landlord shall request or receive a percentage increase in rent which is greater than five (5%) percent of the base rent for the previous twelve (12) month period.
[1974 Code § 13A-6; Ord. #5-17-77 § 8; Ord. #80-23 § 3; Ord. #81-59; Ord. #85-52 § IV]
In the event that any dwelling unit becomes vacant subsequent to the adoption of this chapter, then said unit shall not be restricted in the initial rerental, but thereafter shall be subject to the provisions of this chapter.
[1974 Code § 13A-7; Ord. #5-17-77 § 9; Ord. #85-52 § V; Ord. #86-13, § III; Ord. #88-42; Ord. #97-17 § 1]
a. 
The landlord may seek a tax surcharge from the tenant as a result of increased real property taxes levied against the premises. Any such tax surcharge shall not exceed the amount authorized by the following provisions:
1. 
The landlord shall divide the increase in the real property tax levied for the year in which the tax surcharge is sought over the actual taxes paid for the base year by dividing the total number of square feet of floor space on the premises of which the dwelling is a part to arrive at a tax increase per square foot of floor space. In the event that newly constructed housing space is being rented to a new tenant, for the first time, the base year for a tax surcharge shall be the year subsequent to the first tax year in which the dwelling is leased.
2. 
No tenant shall be liable for a tax surcharge in excess of the tax increase per square foot multiplied by the number of square feet of the floor space of the dwelling occupied by the tenant. There shall be excluded from the real property tax increase all square footage which applied to housing space being rented to a new tenant for the first time and until such tax surcharge is applicable to such housing space. In addition thereto, all real estate taxes applicable to pool clubs, garages or other additional services which are not part of the lease rent for all tenants shall be excluded in arriving at the total increase on real estate taxes over the base year, as defined herein.
b. 
In the event that there is a decrease in the municipal real estate tax from the base year, as defined herein, the decrease shall be allocated among the existing tenants, excluding those who have not acquired a base year tax surcharge, as a reduction in the addition to base rent or reduction in base rent. Said decrease shall be allocated as follows:
1. 
The base rent shall be reduced by a dollar amount reflecting the percentage of the total reduction in taxes that the apartment's square footage bears to the total square footage of the complex.
2. 
No tax surcharge may be imposed if property taxes, as a result of court judgment, are less than taxes imposed for the base year, as defined herein. Any tax surcharge already collected pursuant to property taxes which are reduced upon appeal must be refunded to the tenant within sixty (60) days after the landlord receives the refund.
3. 
All funds, once received by the landlord, must be held in an interest-bearing trust or security account until distributed to tenants. Accrued interest shall be distributed to tenants in proportion to each said refund amount.
[1974 Code § 13A-8; Ord. #5-17-77 § 10; Ord. #86-13 § IV; Ord. #86-42; Ord. #97-17 § 1]
The landlord seeking a tax surcharge shall notify the tenant by personal service or certified mail of the calculations involved in computing the tax surcharge, including the amount of real property tax levied for the year in which such tax surcharge is sought; the real property tax levied on the premises for the previous year; the real property tax levied for the base year; the square footage of floor space in the premises of which the dwelling is a part; the square footage of the dwelling; the square footage to be excluded from the calculations; the tax increase per square footage of the dwelling occupied by the tenant; and the maximum allowable tax surcharge. Said application and notice must be made sufficiently in advance so that approval by the Rent Leveling Board can occur prior to November 1 of the affected year.
[1974 Code § 13A-9; Ord. #5-17-77 § 11]
The tax surcharge permitted or allowed shall be collected in twelve (12) equal monthly payments commencing with the month subsequent to the month the tax surcharge is granted. A tenant whose lease term expires during the twelve (12) months for which a tax surcharge may be collected shall be required to pay not more than one-twelfth (1/12) of said increase during each month of his/her term.
[1974 Code § 13A-10; Ord. #5-17-77 § 12]
The tax surcharge shall not be considered as base rent for purposes of computing percentage increase in rent allowable under subsection 20-5.1.
[1974 Code § 13A-11; Ord. #5-17-77 § 14; Ord. #81-59; Ord. #85-52 § VI]
In the event that the tax appeal is taken by the landlord and the landlord is successful in each appeal, and the tax is reduced, the landlord shall reduce the addition to the base rent or the base rent after applying one hundred (100%) percent of said reduction, after deducting the reasonable certified expenses incurred by the landlord in presenting the appeal.
[1]
Editor's Note: In the 1974 Code, former Section 13A-11, Tax surcharge not allowable when tax is appealed, Ord. May 17, 1977, § 13, was repealed by Ord. #81-59.
[1974 Code § 13A-12; Ord. #5-17-77 § 15; Ord. #85-52 § VII; Ord. #86-13 § V]
a. 
A property owner may seek addition to base rent for any capital improvement or service surcharge. The landlord shall notify each tenant who may or shall be affected by such capital improvement or service surcharge by personal service or certified mail of the total cost of the completed improvement, or service surcharge, the number of years of useful life as claimed by the landlord for purposes of depreciation under Federal Income Tax regulations for capital improvement surcharge; the annual average cost of the surcharge; the total number of square feet of the structure in which dwelling space is located; the total number of square feet occupied by the tenant; and the capital improvement of service surcharge which the landlord is seeking from the tenant.
b. 
The tenant shall be liable for capital improvement or service surcharge in the same manner as he is liable for a tax surcharge hereinabove provided.
c. 
A landlord seeking a capital improvement or service surcharge shall apply to the Rent Leveling Board which shall determine if any such improvement is a capital improvement or service addition and file with said Rent Leveling Board a copy of the notice to the tenant as provided in this chapter. Under the provisions of this chapter, the landlord shall be entitled to classification of a capital improvement or service surcharge prior to commencement of such improvement or additional service. However, no surcharge shall take effect until the improvement or service has been completed or added.
d. 
No capital improvement or service surcharge granted pursuant to this chapter shall in total exceed fifteen (15%) percent of the tenant's base rent in effect at the time of the granting of such capital improvement or service surcharge.
e. 
Prior to any appeal to the Rent Leveling Board for a capital improvement or service surcharge, the landlord shall post in the lobby of each building in which the tenants may or shall be affected thereby or, if there is no lobby, to post in a conspicuous place on the premises a notice of the appeal, setting forth the basis of the appeal and the place and date scheduled for the hearing thereto. All notices required to be served under this chapter and the posting of notices referred to herein shall be posted not less than ten (10) days in advance of the date scheduled for hearing of the appeal.
f. 
Whenever a landlord undertakes such major additions so as to require the expenditure of forty (40%) percent of the assessed value of the property, the tenants of such premises shall have deemed to be tenants for the first time, as in subsection 20-3.1, and the landlord shall not be restricted in the amount of the initial rental thereon.
g. 
A capital improvement or service surcharge shall not be considered as rent for the purpose of computing the percentage increase in rent allowable under subsection 20-3.1a and b.
h. 
Landlord, upon filing, must present certified records and documentation substantiating the necessity for the surcharge.
i. 
Should the documentation be proven deficient or insufficient, it would be the responsibility of the landlord to obtain a supplemental certified documentation required to bring said filing into compliance before any surcharge can be levied.
j. 
In the event that any apartment should become decontrolled, all previous surcharges shall merge into the new rent and no surcharges accrued prior to the date of the new rent may be charged. This provision shall take precedent over any prior lease which permitted the imposition of any surcharge during its term. Any tenant whose rent becomes decontrolled shall be treated as a first-time tenant pursuant to this chapter.
[1974 Code § 13A-17; Ord. #81-59; Ord. #85-52 § VIII; Ord. #86-13 § VI]
a. 
Landlords may secure a once-a-year fuel-cost surcharge under such circumstances where the landlord's fuel cost for any given year exceeds his/her cost from the period from January 1 to December 31 of 1980 or the initial year of the lease. Fuel surcharges to tenants in apartments controlled by this chapter cannot exceed the ratio of units so controlled to the total units covered by the increase, and each increase shall be calculated on the basis of the percentage of heated square footage of each controlled unit.
b. 
If a landlord has a decrease in fuel costs in the year subsequent to the enactment of this chapter and its base year, then the landlord must pass the decrease along to the tenants in possession, such decrease to be passed along to the tenant in accordance with the procedure for increases in paragraph a hereof.
[1974 Code § 13A-17.1; Ord. #91-02]
Landlords may secure a once-a-year sewer user fee surcharge under such circumstances where the landlord sewer user fees for any given year exceeds his/her cost from the period from January 1 to December 31, 1989 or the initial year of the lease. Sewer user fee surcharge to tenants in apartments controlled by this chapter cannot exceed the ratio of units so controlled to the total units covered by the increase.
[1974 Code § 13A-17.2; Ord. #91-02]
a. 
The landlord may seek a sewer user fee surcharge from the tenant as a result of increased sewer user fees levied against the premises. Any such sewer user fee surcharge shall not exceed the amount authorized by the following provisions:
1. 
The landlord shall divide the increase in the sewer user fee surcharge levied to the year in which the sewer user fee surcharge is sought over the actual sewer user fee paid for the tax year 1989 or the year during which the tenant is classified as a first-time tenant, by dividing the total number of square feet of floor space in the premises of which the dwelling is a part to arrive at a sewer user fee increase per square foot of floor space. The landlord shall then multiply said figure by seventy-five (75%) percent to arrive at the permissible sewer user fee surcharge.
2. 
No tenant shall be liable for a sewer user fee surcharge in excess of seventy-five (75%) percent of the sewer user fee increase per square foot multiplied by the number of square feet of the floor space of the dwelling occupied by the tenant.
b. 
If a landlord has a decrease in sewer user fee in the year or years subsequent to the enactment of this chapter, then the landlord must pass the decrease along to the tenant in possession, such decrease to be passed along to the tenant in accordance with the procedure for increases in paragraph a hereof.
c. 
A landlord may pass along up to a maximum of seventy-five (75%) percent of his total sewer user fees as charged by the Township.
d. 
The landlord seeking a sewer user fee surcharge shall notify the tenant, by personal service or certified mail, of the calculations involved in computing the surcharge, including the amounts of the sewer user fee levied for the year in which the surcharge is sought; the user fee levied on the premises for the previous year; and the sewer user fee levied on the premises for the initial year of the lease is subsequent to 1989. The notice shall also set forth the calculations evidencing the amount of the surcharge for each residential unit. The application of notice must be made sufficiently in advance so that approval by the Rent Leveling Board can occur prior to November 1 of the affected year or April 1, 1990, for the sewer user fees initially imposed in the calendar year 1990. All other procedures not set forth above shall be in accordance with the procedure for tax surcharges.
[1974 Code § 13A-17.3; Ord. #91-02]
The sewer user fee surcharge permitted or allowed shall be collected in twelve (12) equal monthly payments, commencing with the months subsequent to the month the sewer user fee surcharge is granted. A tenant whose lease term expires during the twelve (12) months in which a sewer user fee surcharge may be collected shall be required to pay not more than one-twelfth (1/12) of said increase during each month of his/her term.
[1974 Code § 13A-13; Ord. #5-17-77 § 16]
A property owner whose current rentals are claimed to be insufficient to provide for a fair return on his/her investment based upon the assessed value of the real property may apply to the Rent Leveling Board for a hardship increase to permit a fair, just, reasonable rate or return. Prior to any such appeal to the Board, the landlord must provide for the posting of notices and service of notice upon the tenants as provided in subsection 20-6.1e.
[1974 Code § 13A-14; Ord. #5-17-77 § 17]
a. 
At all times every landlord shall maintain the same standards of maintenance and services and shall provide the same furniture, furnishings and equipment in the housing space and provide and maintain all recreation space, common space, playgrounds, parking facilities and garages as were maintained and provided on the effective date of this chapter, except as hereinafter provided, the landlord shall be required to keep and maintain a log book by apartment, not by name, to be produced before the Rent Leveling Board when required.
b. 
A landlord may seek a reduction in the standards of service rendered to the tenants, provided that the tenants receive proportionate decreases in rental for the loss of such services and/or maintenance.
c. 
The property owner shall notify each tenant at least ten (10) days prior to the date scheduled for hearing by posted notices and serving said tenants, as provided in subsection 20-6.1e, the total cost of the service and/or maintenance to be reduced, the average annual cost of the services to be reduced, the total number of square feet of housing space in the structure in which dwelling space is situated, the total number of square feet occupied by the tenant and the amount of the reduction in rental which is proposed for each tenant.
d. 
The tenant shall receive a reduction in rent in the same proposition to the annual reduction in rent as the number of square feet occupied by said tenant bears to the total number of square feet of housing space in the building or structure in question.
e. 
Any property owner seeking a reduction in the standards of service and/or maintenance shall apply for such reduction to the Rent Leveling Board if any such reduction in rent shall be granted, such reduction shall decrease the base rent for each such unit of housing space. In no event shall the Rent Leveling Board grant any reduction in services and/or maintenance which would violate any other ordinance of the Township with regard to a construction or health code or which would violate any laws of the State of New Jersey or United States.
f. 
Commencing with the first of the month next succeeding the completion of the reduction in services and/or maintenance, each tenant affected thereby shall receive the proportionate reduction in base rent as provided by the decision of the Rent Leveling Board.
[1974 Code § 13A-15; Ord. #5-17-77 § 18]
A tenant, in addition to all other rights granted under the laws of the State of New Jersey, in the Township of Woodbridge may, upon receipt of a notice of increase in the base rent, request an inspection by the Bureau of Housing at no charge through the filing of a complaint with the Rent Leveling Board. If the Bureau of Housing, upon making said inspection, finds violations to be present involving the heat and hot water systems, including central air conditioning violations, violations of Electrical Code, violations of plumbing, inadequate roofing or any other violations, in the common areas of the building for the specific housing space involved, which in the opinion of the public official presents a threat of life, health or safety, a notice shall be sent to the landlord informing him of the violation. This chapter shall not prevent the Bureau of Housing from enforcing the ordinances of the Township under the methods provided for therein.
[1974 Code § 13A-16; Ord. #5-17-77 § 19]
No landlord of housing space of dwellings to which this chapter is applicable shall serve a notice to quit upon any tenant or institute any action against a tenant to recover possession of housing space, whether by summary dispossess proceedings, civil action for the possession of land, or otherwise, as a reprisal for the tenant's efforts to secure or enforce any rights under his leasehold arrangement or under this chapter.
Such unlawful reprisal on the part of the landlord shall be punishable by the penalties hereinafter set forth.
[1974 Code § 13A-18; Ord. #81-59]
Landlords shall provide the Township with certified yearly rent rolls, said documentation to be filed with the Township Clerk and Rent Leveling Board on January 15, 1982 and on January 15 every year thereafter. The rent rolls shall include controlled and noncontrolled unit rentals.
[1974 Code § 13A-19.1; Ord. #81-59; Ord. #86-13 § VII]
a. 
No landlord shall charge to any tenant a separate charge or fee for any privilege, service or facility normally connected with the use or occupancy of a dwelling.
b. 
Any separate charge or fee presently in effect for services or facilities such as garage spaces, parking spaces, swimming pool membership or similar services and facilities, if mandatory, shall be subject to the same percentage increase as shall the base rent.
c. 
No landlord shall charge any application fee to prospective tenants unless the fee bears a reasonable relationship to some expense incurred by the landlord in processing the application. Any fee in excess of twenty-five ($25.00) dollars shall be presumed unreasonable and subject to prosecution unless the landlord can establish the reasonableness of same.
d. 
No tenant shall be charged any brokerage commission or charge. Any such charge shall be borne solely by the landlord.
e. 
No landlord may rent a dwelling as a furnished dwelling for any additional charge or rental unless the dwelling is equipped with furniture sufficient in and of itself to make the dwelling habitable. No landlord may sell any item of personality to a tenant for more than the cost of same to the landlord, less a reasonable adjustment for depreciation. No landlord shall rent or lease any item of personality to a tenant for a monthly charge or fee more than one thirty-sixth (1/36) of the cost of same to the landlord, less a reasonable adjustment for depreciation.
f. 
The landlord shall be permitted increases in rent subject to other provisions of this chapter and more specifically in accordance with subsection 20-3.1.
[1974 Code § 13A-19.2; Ord. #81-59]
Any landlord seeking an increase in rent shall first notify the tenant, by ordinary mail, with proof of mailing to be evidenced and corroborated by an affidavit of mailing, of the calculations involved in computing the allowable increase against the previous year's base rent. The notice shall be sent no later than sixty (60) days prior to the date that the increased rent sought is to be effective, and notice shall detail the prior rent, the amount of the increase in dollars and the new base rent sought.
[1974 Code § 13A-19.3; Ord. #5-17-77 § 20; Ord. #81-59; Ord. #85-52 § IX]
a. 
Any landlord who is found to be in violation of this chapter shall not be permitted to levy or collect any surcharge under this chapter until violation is cured.
b. 
Any person who shall violate any provisions of this chapter or shall fail to comply with any of the requirements thereof shall, upon conviction thereof, be liable to the penalty stated in Chapter 1, Section 1-5. A separate offense shall be deemed committed on each day during or on which a violation occurs or continues.
[1974 Code § 13A-19.4; Ord. #5-17-77 § 21]
This chapter, being necessary for the welfare of the Township and its inhabitants, shall be liberally construed to effectuate the general intended purposes.
[1974 Code § 13A-19.5; Ord. #5-17-77 § 22]
If any of the provisions of this chapter or the application of such provision shall have been declared by the courts of the State of New Jersey to be invalid, such invalidity shall not affect other provisions or applications, and to that end this chapter is declared and designed to be severable.
[1974 Code § 13A-19.7; Ord. #81-59]
Landlords must file with the Rent Leveling Board and the Municipal Clerk a certified list of all pass-along charges permitted by this chapter within thirty (30) days of the date that the tenants receive a rent increase. Said certification must contain the amount of the increase as well as the names and addresses of the tenants who have received the increase and the method of calculation.
[1974 Code § 13A-62; Ord. #82-42 § 1]
The provisions and definitions contained in Public Laws of 1981, Chapter 226,[1] and New Jersey Administrative Code 5:24-2.1 et seq. are hereby incorporated herein by reference as if fully set forth.
[1]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 2A:18-61.22 et seq.
[1974 Code § 13A-63; Ord. #82-42 § 2]
The Office on Aging is hereby designated as the administrative agency in accordance with the provisions of this Act.
[1974 Code § 13A-64; Ord. #82-42 § 3]
The Township of Woodbridge Rent Leveling Board is designated as the agency to which all appeals from the administrative agency shall be directed.
[1974 Code § 13A-65; Ord. #82-42 § 4]
The Township of Woodbridge Rent Leveling Board shall render all decisions within forty-five (45) days upon receipt of appeals.
[1974 Code § 13A-66; Ord. #82-42 § 5]
a. 
The landlord/sponsor of each rental unit converted to a condominium or cooperative after the effective date of the Senior Citizens and Disabled Protected Tenancy Act shall pay a fee of twenty-five ($25.00) dollars per rental unit to the Township. The fee shall be for the purpose of offsetting the cost to the Township for administering this statute at the local level.
b. 
The landlord/sponsor of each rental unit converted to a condominium or cooperative prior to the Tenancy Act, who submits an application to the Administrative Agency for determination pursuant to said statute shall pay a fee of twenty-five ($25.00) dollars.
c. 
As a prerequisite to the filing of an appeal with the Woodbridge Township Rent Leveling Board, each applicant must pay a fee of fifty ($50.00) dollars to the Township.