DHCR Launches IAI Reporting Service
The DHCR recently released its new online service that will enable building owners to report information concerning individual apartment improvements (IAIs) for apartments subject to rent stabilization or rent control. This service was mandated by the Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act (HSTPA) of 2019, which required the DHCR to develop a notification form for building owners to file with the DHCR for all IAIs made in vacant and occupied apartments.
The online filing of the notification form must be accompanied by “before and after” photographs of the subject improvements, which the DHCR will maintain in an electronic format. HSTPA also required the DHCR to develop a Tenant Informed Consent Form, to be signed by tenants who consent to have an improvement made in their apartment, which owners must then file electronically with the DHCR.
To file these forms, building owners will need to access the DHCR’s Owners Rent Regulation Application (ORRA) system on the DHCR website.