The Fancoil Capital Improvement
rent increase was TOTALLY REJECTED!

We won the appeal too! IT IS ALL OVER!

The landlord appealed the board's ruling.
Judge Karen M Cassidy RULED IN OUR FAVOR, upholding the board's rejection of the application!
Docket UNN-L-1991-16
Chilton Towers, LLC vs Fair Rental Housing Board of Elizabeth

The board voted 4-0 to reject the rent increase!

On Wednesday, May 18, 2016, The Elizabeth Fair Rental Housing Board voted 4 to 0,
REJECTING the landlord's application for a capital improvement
for the radiators and air conditioning,
citing it as maintenance and “replacement with units of LIKE KIND”.

Here is the Elizabeth Fair Rental Housing Board resolution:
(click on thumbnail for full size scan)

THANK YOU to all the CTTA members and the NJTO.
Your support made this possible.

To all other tenants, YOU BENEFIT FROM THIS TOO!
As tenants of Elizabeth NJ, we enjoy rent control and other ordinances regulating apartment rents.
These laws and ordinances require our defense, or they WILL go away.
Support the Chilton Towers Tenants Association by becoming a member.
Click here to learn more (email

the steps leading to this point

part 6 The tenants presented our side of the case
at the March 16 board hearing (part 2 of 3)
See our presentations here!
The case continues on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 7:30
part 5 The Big Envelope everyone just received
announces that the hearing continues on
Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 7:30
part 4 The landlord presented his case
at the Jan 20th rent board hearing (part 1 of 3)
part 3 Understanding the December 15th letter:
this is just the tip of the iceberg.
$1.2 million? No, more like $4.4 million when completed
part 2 The landlord's alternate offer
$7.15 per month per fancoil completed
part 1 The Initial Captial Improvement filing
requesting a $10.84 per room rent increase for fancoil replacement

[an fancoil is the box with the electric fan that's both
heating in the winter and air conditioning in the summer].


Several tenants voiced concerns about the asbestos abatement during the construction.
The landlord and contractors are responding with better education including videos of the entire process.

Our landlord has received financial incentives from the NJ SmartStart Buildings Program.
According to the Program Participants Excel spreadsheet, Chilton Towers LLC has received
Electric Chillers	PSE&G	$26,000.00	15-Apr-09
Prescriptive Lighting	PSE&G	$5,480.00	24-Oct-14
Prescriptive Lighting	PSE&G	$28,140.00	28-Sep-15

Our landlord is a major participant in the landlord professional society: New Jersey Apartment Association
Whether you are an owner, manager, builder, developer or a provider to multifamily housing in NJ,
the NJAA is a valuable resource to help you increase your bottom line.
To no surprise, they are lobbying the Elizabeth mayor & city council,
to change the rent control ordinances to allow for all sorts of rent increases such as


Get involved!

Click here to learn more (email the Chilton Towers Tenants Association at cttanj at