Building Owner Obligations as Heating Season Begins, New Heating Requirements
During the previous “heat season,” the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) fielded 200,224 heat complaints. The current heat season begins on Oct. 1 and continues through May 31, 2018. During this time period, residential building owners with tenants are required by law to provide heat and hot water to their tenants. This year, a new law increases the minimum required overnight heat temperature.