On December 5, 2019 the New York City Department of Buildings (DOB) began enforcing Local Law 110, which requires building owners to notify tenants of any DOB violation issued against a property.

For any DOB/OATH summons issued after December 5, 2019 for a condition outside of an occupied dwelling unit, the owner must post a copy of the summons along with a copy of a DOB flyer that contains information regarding the procedures for resolving violations and holding an OATH hearing. Both the DOB summons and the flyer must be posted in a conspicuous manner in the building’s lobby until the violation has been resolved. The summons and flyer must be posted no later than five (5) days after the summons is served. A copy of the flyer can be found here.

For violations relating to a specific unit, the owner must distribute a copy of both the summons and the flyer to the resident of the impacted apartment and the residents of all apartments adjacent to the impacted apartment.

The full text of the new law can be found here.

If you have any questions on Local Law 110 or any other landlord/tenant issue, please contact Brian J. Markowitz, Meghan Boland or your Goldstein Hall PLLC attorney.