New Tenant Protection Plan Requirements Now in Effect

New Tenant Protection Plan Requirements Now in Effect

By Penny Laughlin

Per Local Law 106 of 2019, new Tenant Protection Plan (TPP) requirements went into effect on November 10, 2020.

  • The registered design professional responsible for preparing the TPP must now be retained by the general contractor.
  • The permit holder is required to sign a statement that certifies that the submitted TPP reflects the intended scope of work.

These changes are reflected in the revised TPP1 form (Rev. 11/20) and PW2 form (Rev. 11/20), released last month. Effective December 7, 2020, the Department of Buildings (DOB) will only accept the updated forms.

Exceptions to TPP Changes

Exceptions to these new requirements include the following:

  • Work in occupied one- and two-family homes
  • Work limited to the interior of a single, owner-occupied unit in an occupied multiple dwelling that does not disrupt the essential services of other units

Required Item Change in BIS

For applications filed on or after November 10, 2020, the prior to approval Tenant Protection Plan and Notes Required Item has been replaced with the prior to permit TPP1 Tenant Protection Plan Required Item. Filing the TPP1 Tenant Protection Plan form will satisfy either of these requirements.

If you have any questions about this change and how it affects your projects, please contact Metropolis Group at 212.233.6344.