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Self-Closing Doors in Residential Buildings

Local Law 111 of 2018 By July 31 2021, there will be additional requirements regarding self-closing doors in residential buildings. In R-1 and R-2 occupancy buildings, doors to interior hallways and stairs need to be self-closing, or have a device that ensures it will close. In addition, it is now necessary to keep these self ...

Wind Turbines

Wind turbines convert the power of the wind into electricity. They are a sustainable source of energy that doesn’t utilize greenhouse gases. If you have a small wind turbine located at the top of your building, there are regulations you must follow to ensure that you can keep the device in commission. Installing small wind ...

The HPD’s Alternate Enforcement Program

The HPD’s Alternate Enforcement Program (AEP) helps take care of buildings that are in great need of servicing. Keeping your tenants in bad conditions and doing nothing to fix it will get your building on this list. Each year, 250 properties across the city are deemed the most in need of immediate repair, due to ...

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Work Without a Permit Violation

If work requires a permit, it is in your best interest to obtain one. You may be fined if you perform work without a permit (WWP). Civil Penalties One or two family dwellings get penalized at a lower rate than buildings with more units. However, the penalty is still much higher than it would have ...

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Limited Alterations

A Limited Alteration Application (LAA) can be utilized to perform the following work: Plumbing Fire Suppression piping replacement and repairs Oil burner installation These repairs shouldn’t need construction work, or a Professional Engineer (P.E.) or Registered Architect (R.A.). This category of work is meant to cover a more minor scope. There are also limits to ...

Certificate of Occupancy

A Certificate of Occupancy (CO) or (C of O) is a document that is used to prove the use of a building. A building can be, industrial, residential, or commercial, or have a combination of the three categories, and the C of O will clarify which of the three is allowed. The document also shows that ...

Letter of No Objection

(LNO) is a way of proving the current use of a building. These documents are frequently requested by banks and mortgage companies. These institutions would need to know about any alterations being made to a space. The LNO would let you know if a proposed job would alter the space in a way it’s not ...