Category: Housing Preservation and Development

Keeping Tenants Warm in Cold Weather

Heat and hot water are necessities, not optional amenities. When the temperature goes down, it is necessary to provide these staples to tenants. Winter still has weeks to go, and the end of heat season is even farther away. The 2017-18 Heat Season lasts from October 1st through May 31st. During this time, you are ...

Housing not Warehousing

Mayor de Blasio has just signed several pieces of legislation, including Local Laws 29 and 30 of 2018, which comprise the Housing Not Warehousing Act. These bills involve taking stock of vacant land in the city. The Census Local  Law 29 is meant to increase transparency and let everyone know about the status of vacant ...

HPD Bed Bug Inspections

Buildings need to be kept nonhazardous and safe for their tenants. Bed bugs end up being a threat to the health and comfort of tenants. These pests don’t spread disease, but do create itchy marks on most people who are bitten by them. In the event of an infestation, it is not impossible to rid ...

Tenant Harassers Denied Permits due to this New Law

Landlords won’t be able to obtain permits for major building work anymore if they are known to harass tenants. Last Thursday, November 31, legislation passed requiring certain buildings in NYC to apply for a Certification of No Harassment (CONH) in order to be demolished or altered. A three-year pilot program has been initiated in 11 ...