It seems 2 family is subject to rent control..Exemptions, limitations and prohibitions.
[Amended 2-5-1980 by Ord. No. 80-005; 6-18-1985 by Ord. No. 85-055](1) Buildings in which only one dwelling unit is rented.
(4) Buildings as to which initial certificates of occupancy for new construction are issued after the effective date of this chapter.
(6) Dwelling units which are certified by the Director of the Department of Community Development or his designee as part of the City's neighborhood preservation or rehabilitation program within the City's innovative grant program or as being in accordance with an agreement, determined by the Director or his designee to have been voluntarily arrived at, between the landlord or his duly authorized representative and a tenant or tenants occupying premises of the landlord, which agreement shall be certified by the Director of the Department of Community Development or his designee to be in accordance with the interests directed to be served by the governing body in § 381-1E of this chapter.
(7) Rooming houses, licensed by the Director of the Department of Community Development or his designee, the Division of Community Improvements or the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
B. Any landlord seeking to convert to a co-op or condominium must file appropriate notification with the Rent Leveling Board. The Rent Leveling Board may request any additional information necessary to see that the landlord is in compliance with all state and federal laws.
I would give them a call and speak direct. Google Paterson Rent Control. BP Won't let us post the # here
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