Reeling from new rent control laws, N.Y.C. investors set their sights on New Jersey

A landmark package of new rent control laws passed by the New York State government in mid-June appears to have kick-started a new kind of boom for the New Jersey real estate market. The laws, which dramatically strengthened tenant protections in New York City, took key steps such as repealing what was known as the vacancy bonus provision, which had allowed a property owner to raise rents as much as 20 percent each time a unit became vacant.