Local Law 1 Expands to Cover One- and Two-Unit Buildings
Local Law 29 of 2020 became effective on Feb. 11, 2021. It expanded the application of New York City’s lead paint rules to include tenant-occupied, one- and two-unit buildings. Before Local Law 29 went into effect, most of Local Law 1, NYC’s lead poisoning prevention law, had applied to residential buildings with three or more units. Now, with the change, one- and two-unit buildings (except those units occupied by the owner or a member of the owner’s family) are covered by Local Law 1.