Feature

CDC Issues Eviction Moratorium Until Dec. 31

September 24, 2020    
We answer landlords’ most frequently asked questions about the CDC order.  
New Laws & Regs

Local Law 31: HPD Adopts Five-Year Lead Paint Testing Rules

September 24, 2020    
We'll give you a checklist of key lead paint-related documents to save to prove compliance, and tell you about grants available to help you remediate lead paint hazards.   Earlier this year, Mayor de Blasio signed a package of bills designed to strengthen existing lead laws and close...
Management Basics

Know Your Heating Obligations as 'Heat Season' Begins

September 24, 2020    
The 2020–2021 “heat season” begins on Oct. 1 and continues through May 31, 2021. As heat season begins and colder weather is around the corner, owners must be aware of the temperature requirements for all apartments. HPD responds to all heat and hot water complaints and, if...
Management Basics

Post Large Building Energy Efficiency Rating Label by Oct. 31

September 24, 2020    
The NYC Benchmarking Law, Local Law 84 of 2009 as amended by Local Law 133 of 2016, requires owners of large buildings to measure their energy and water consumption annually in a process called benchmarking. The law standardizes this process by requiring building owners to enter their annual energy...
Violations

Fines Doubled for Not Correcting 'Immediately Hazardous' Violation

September 24, 2020    
On Aug. 27, the DOB adopted a new rule increasing the penalty amount for failing to certify the correction of certain immediately hazardous violations. According to the update, whenever any person fails to submit certification of correction of an immediately hazardous violation that poses a threat...
Feature

Chief Judge Pauses Execution of Eviction Warrants Until October

August 26, 2020    
On Aug. 12, 2020, New York State Chief Administrative Judge Lawrence K. Marks issued a memorandum revising the procedure for both residential and commercial eviction proceedings. This guidance comes a week after Governor Cuomo issued Executive Order 202.55 extending New York’s eviction...
Rent Increases

DHCR Issues Reasonable Cost Schedule for MCIs

August 26, 2020    
When owners make improvements or installations to a building subject to the rent stabilization or rent control laws, they can apply to the DHCR for approval to raise the rents of the tenants. When the improvement or installation meets certain requirements it will be considered a major capital...
Management Basics

Perform Gas Piping Inspection for Community District 1, 3, 10 Buildings by Dec. 31

August 26, 2020    
On Sept. 13, 2019, the DOB adopted a new Section 103-10 to Title 1 of the Rules of New York City, regarding the periodic inspection of gas piping systems. This was the culmination of a three-year long process to give effect to Local Law 152 of 2016, which requires periodic inspections of “...
In the News

New Tenant Resource Portal Helps Renters Avoid Eviction

August 26, 2020    
The Mayor’s Office to Protect Tenants (MOPT), the Mayor’s Public Engagement Unit (PEU), and the Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (DoITT) jointly launched the NYC Tenant Resource Portal. It’s the city’s online resource to help renters access free...
In the News

DOB Launches Boiler Violation Search Portal

August 26, 2020    
The DOB’s Boiler Unit oversees the installation and operation of New York City’s boilers. Owners are responsible for ensuring that their boilers operate safely and are in compliance with the Building Code and all related regulations. The boiler inspection cycle runs from Jan. 1 to Dec....