Landlord scores court victory over constitutionality of Union City rent control rules

A lawsuit by a landlord over the constitutionality of how rent control is administered in Union City has been revived after a judge who had dismissed most of the counts reversed her decision.

In a ruling issued by Hudson County Superior Court Judge Kimberly Espinales-Maloney on Sept. 12, the court clarified that the ordinance setting Union City’s procedures and regulations for rent control is unconstitutional, and it reaffirmed that the application of the ordinance violated the landlord’s rights.