Mayor de Blasio Signs Tenant Notification Bill into Law

Posted on: June 3rd, 2015 at 5:12 am by

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Well, that didn’t take long.

The city continues to slowly constrict underhanded strategies employed by predatory landlords. With a swift flick of the wrist, yesterday Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law the Rosie Mendez-Gale Brewer co-sponsored bill that requires landlords to provide tenants at least 24 hours notice before launching into any non-emergency renovations that would “disrupt building services,” including elevator services.

The idea is that it will be relatively easy for landlords to abide to the new policy (many already adhere to it), but will expose those who are regularly circumventing the system, and also using maintenance as a harassment tactic.

The Department of Housing Preservation and Development and the Department of Buildings will enforce and implement relevant rules pertaining to the new law, effective sometime this fall.

It’ll be interesting to see what infractions occur and the consequences to be issued.

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Inside 102 Norfolk, July 2014

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