By Renee Sosnowski
Per Local Law 110 of 2019, owners of properties with violations must now publicize this fact, a requirement that went into effect on December 5, 2019. The manner of disclosing this information depends upon the location of the violating condition(s).
Violations in Common Areas
If the violating condition is in a common area or affects all residents, rather than inside an occupied dwelling unit, the owner must post the violation notice “in a conspicuous manner” in the lobby until the violation has been corrected. In addition, the owner needs to post the Local Law 110 of 2019 Tenant Information flyer, created by the Department of Buildings (DOB), which explains the legal process for resolving the violation.
Both the violation notice and the DOB flyer must be posted no later than five calendar days after being served.
Violations in Occupied Dwellings
If the violating condition exists within an occupied dwelling unit, the owner must distribute copies of the violation notice to the residents of the affected units, as well as to the residents of adjacent units. These notices should also be accompanied by the DOB flyer describing the adjudication process.
Both the violation notice and the DOB flyer must be distributed no later than five calendar days after the notice has been served.
If you have any questions about this new requirement, or if you need assistance resolving open violations, contact Metropolis Group at 212.233.6344.