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Union City Rent Control Ordinance and Practices Deemed Unconstitutional

Most sophisticated local real estate investors will tell you that Union City is a difficult place to own property. One of the reasons for this is the seemingly arbitrary way that it administers its rent control ordinance, often giving landlords little or no notice before making major and unsupported financial determinations that effect the value of, and sometimes even the ability to pay the mortgage on, an investment property. It sometimes doesn’t follow the rules set forth in its own ordinances, and even when it does, those rules have now been deemed at least in part unconstitutional by a local Superior Court judge.


It’s a rare legal win for landlords in a state whose laws favor tenants more strongly than almost any other in our country, and one that will be welcomed by hard-working middle class property owners who often rely on their real estate investments to support them in retirement.


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