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File #: Int 0443-2018    Version: * Name: Requiring landlords to conduct rental inspections on residential properties every 3 years and to annually certify that they are in compliance with the city Housing Maintenance Code.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Housing and Buildings
On agenda: 2/14/2018
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring landlords to conduct rental inspections on residential properties every three years and to annually certify that they are in compliance with the city Housing Maintenance Code
Sponsors: Laurie A. Cumbo
Council Member Sponsors: 1
Summary: A core public policy goal of the city is that tenants have the expectation to live in well-maintained buildings that are free from unsafe and hazardous living conditions. This local law would mandate that landlords, at nominal cost to themselves, conduct periodic inspections, performed by certified home inspectors, of their properties to ensure that those properties meet Housing Maintenance Code requirements. Landlords will also be required to annually certify to the department of housing preservation and development their compliance with the Code.
Indexes: Agency Rule-making Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 443, 2. Int. No. 443, 3. February 14, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda

Int. No. 443

 

By Council Member Cumbo

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring landlords to conduct rental inspections on residential properties every three years and to annually certify that they are in compliance with the city Housing Maintenance Code

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Section 27-2005 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new subdivision g to read as follows:

g. The owner of a dwelling required to register the dwelling under subdivision b of section 27-2097 shall inspect such dwelling every three years to ensure compliance with all provisions of the housing maintenance code. The inspection shall be conducted by a home inspector as defined in section 444-b of the real property law. The department shall create and make available on its website a checklist to be used for inspections. Documentation of proof of inspection shall be filed with, and in a manner to be prescribed by, the department.

§ 2. Subdivision a of section 27-2098 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new paragraph (7) to read as follows:

(7) A certification by the owner, by an officer if the owner is a corporation or by a managing agent designated by the owner to be in control of and responsible for the maintenance and operation of such dwelling that the dwelling is in compliance with all provisions of subchapter 2 of the housing maintenance code.

§ 3.  This local law takes effect one year after it becomes law; provided, however, that the commissioner of housing preservation and development shall take all actions necessary for its implementation, including the promulgation of rules, before such date.

 

 

 

 

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