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Frozen Pipes Apartment Buildings

How to Prevent Frozen Pipes This Winter

Brrr . . . It’s getting cold outside! Freezing temperatures can lead to frozen pipes and water damage in your home or building. Fortunately, you can take several steps to help prevent freezing pipes. Disconnect all outdoor hoses, and turn…

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New York City Fire Escapes

Keep Those Fire Escapes in Working Condition

New York City building owners with outside fire escapes have two choices regarding these external means of egress: keep them maintained or remove them. Fire escapes are a classic feature of New York City architecture, romanticized in books, plays and…

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NYC Property Registration Due Sept. 1

NYC Landlords: Property Registration Due by September 1

It's that time of year again. New York City's Department of Housing Preservation & Development (HPD) requires annual property registration by owners of residential buildings that meet the following requirements: Multiple dwelling (3 or more residential units) Private dwelling (1-2…

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NYC Landlords Pest Control

Pest Control Responsibilities for NYC Landlords

Don't let the summer months bring unwanted tenants. Follow these pest control tips.The summer months often conjure thoughts of picnics, sporting events, and lazy days at the lake. But the warm weather also brings more critters into homes. This article…

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FDNY Fire Safety Requirements for Landlords

To help protect New Yorkers, the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) requires landlords to post and distribute certain fire safety and emergency preparedness documents. The requirements apply to multiple dwellings in New York City, those with 3 or more…

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NYC Requirements For Basement Rentals

The Legality of New York City Basement Rentals

Basement Rentals in New York—Legal or Illegal? Certain basement rentals in New York City are legal, while others are not. First and foremost, the subterranean space must be a basement, not a cellar. According to New York City law, the…

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NYC HPD Publishes 2019 Housing Information Guide

As we’ve done previously, this article highlights updates in the latest edition of New York City's Department of Housing Preservation & Development (HPD)’s housing information guide, The ABCs of Housing. Owners of multiple dwellings (residential buildings of 3+ units) should…

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