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Building Owners Risk Investment With Unmaintained Sewer Pipes

Sewer Backup Coverage: A Building Owner’s Friend

If you've received our postcards, you may have noticed that our policies include sewer backup coverage. That's because backed-up sewers can cause a great deal of damage to floors, walls, furniture and electrical systems. Most insurance companies offer sewer backup…

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How To Dismiss NYC Sidewalk Violations

A Landlord’s Guide to NYC Sidewalk Violations

New York City requires property owners to maintain the sidewalks adjacent to their properties. This requirement generally comes down to snow removal and sidewalk repair. Sidewalk violations The Department of Transportation (DOT) has oversight over New York City's 12,750 miles…

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Get Ready for New York City’s Heat Season

New York City requires building owners to provide tenants with heat and hot water. Heat requirements go into effect during "Heat Season," while hot water must be provided year-round, 24 hours a day, at a constant minimum temperature of 120°…

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Winter And Holiday Fire Safety In New York City

Holiday & Winter Fire Safety Tips

The advent of winter and the holiday season also brings the highest rate of home fires, a leading cause of building insurance claims. Not surprisingly, more than one-third of home fires occur between December and February. Whether you’re a homeowner…

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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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