New Requirement to Post NYC DOB Violations in Residential Buildings

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Thanks to Local Law 110, which took effect at the beginning of December 2019, if you are the owner of a residential building within the five boroughs of New York City, you are now required to post or distribute a copy of all summonses issued by the New York City Department of Buildings (DOB) concerning a condition in violation of the building code.

If such condition exists outside of an occupied dwelling unit and a summons is issued to the owner, a copy of the summons must be posted by the owner, in a conspicuous manner, in the building’s lobby no later than five (5) calendar days after the summons is served along with a pre-printed information flyer made available by DOB briefly outlining the process for how the summons is to be processed.

If a summons is issued due to a condition existing inside an occupied dwelling unit, the owner must deliver a copy of the summons along with the aforementioned pre-printed information flyer to the resident of the affected unit as well as the residents of occupied units adjacent to the affected unit, also within the same five (5) calendar day period.

The flyer is available from the DOB’s website.

As the law continues to evolve on these matters, please note that this article is current as of date and time of publication and may not reflect subsequent developments. The content and interpretation of the issues addressed herein is subject to change. Cole Schotz P.C. disclaims any and all liability with respect to actions taken or not taken based on any or all of the contents of this publication to the fullest extent permitted by law. This is for general informational purposes and does not constitute legal advice or create an attorney-client relationship. Do not act or refrain from acting upon the information contained in this publication without obtaining legal, financial and tax advice. For further information, please do not hesitate to reach out to your firm contact or to any of the attorneys listed in this publication.

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