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2021 New York City Apartment Management Checklist


2021 | 972 pages | Softcover Book + Digital Chapter Access
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This is the kind of invaluable reference you will go back to time and time again.  It provides the reliable information you need to stay compliant and avoid costly fines in regard to heat & hot water, trash removal, recyclables, graffiti, elevators, lead hazards, smoke detectors, window guards, and everything in between.   

With over 50 topics covered, this comprehensive, compliance-focused checklist, often referred to as “The Explainer” tells you:

  • What you need to do and why;
  • When you need to do it; and
  • What happens if you don’t.

Buyer BONUS: Buyers get online access to every chapter as a digital download.  This means you can easily grab any topic at any time and print it out or email it to a colleague in seconds!

2021 New York City Apartment Management Checklist is the definitive source of information on the complex laws that govern the management of New York City apartment buildings.

In this completely updated edition, readers will find clear and comprehensive explanations of all the pertinent rules, regulations, and requirements that owners and managers need to know to stay compliant…and profitable.

Throughout the 2021 edition of the NYC Apartment Management Checklist, the text of laws and forms relating to each chapter have been updated to reflect changes made since the last edition. Highlights include:

  • Special rules issued by city agencies during the COVID-19 public health emergency, which are explained throughout the book where applicable.
  • Chapter 10: Cooling Tower Maintenance discusses new regulations requiring an extra deep cleaning of cooling towers during summertime months.
  • Chapter 12: Energy Conservation discusses Local Law 48 of 2020, which amended the NYC energy conservation code to incorporate provisions of the NYStretch Energy Code-2020. Chapter 12 also discusses new requirements for posting Energy Efficiency Letter Grade labels at building entrances.
  • Chapter 14: Façade Inspection discusses amended DOB rules that have tightened examination and reporting requirements for Cycle 9 façade inspections, as well as a new requirement to post a DOB facade conditions certificate in building lobbies.
  • Chapter 19: Heat & Hot Water covers new HPD rules regarding the installation of heat sensors in certain buildings that have had heat violations.
  • Chapter 23: Lead Paint Notice and Inspection Requirements includes Local Law 31 of 2020, setting new rules for testing dwelling units for lead-based paint, and new HPD rules regarding notifying occupants and investigating lead-based paint hazards.
  • Chapter 32: Noise Abatement includes updated forms required for approval from DEP of an Alternative Noise Mitigation Plan (ANMP).
  • Chapter 41: Sign Posting includes discussion of new signage requirements for Energy Efficiency Grade labels, façade conditions certificates, and violation notice posting.
  • Chapter 45: Tax Assessments includes discussion of a new law requiring disclosure in certain real estate transactions of individuals or entities that are members of an LLC entity buying or selling affected buildings.
  • Chapter 47: Water & Sewer Bills includes updated information to reflect rate schedules and other provisions found in the NYC Water Board and Wastewater Rate Schedule Effective July 1, 2020 (FY 2021).
  • Chapter 50: Miscellaneous Duties includes new discussion of COVID-19 safety guidance, fire alarm system defect correction certification, and gas piping inspection requirements.

1: Air-Conditioning Systems—Federal Law; 2: Air Contamination Disclosure; 3: Asbestos Inspection, Handling & Removal; 4: Backflow Prevention Devices; 5: Boiler/Burner Certification; 6: Boiler Inspections & Access; 7: Building Registration; 8: Building Resiliency Maximization; 9: Carbon Monoxide Detectors; 10: Cooling Tower Maintenance; 11: Energy Conservation; 12: Elevators; 13: Extermination of Insects & Pests; 14: Facade Inspection; 15: Fire & Emergency Safety Plans & Notices; 16: Flameproofing of Materials in Common Areas; 17: Garbage Removal; 18: Graffiti;19: Heat & Hot Water; 20: Keys, Locks & Protective Devices; 21: Lead Paint Disclosure; 22: Lead-Based Paint — Renovation, Repair & Painting; 23: Lead-Based Paint Notice & Inspection Requirements; 24: Lead-Based Paint Hazards — Corrections of; 25: Lead-Based Paint — Work that Will Disturb; 26: Licensed Electricians & Plumbers; 27: Lighting: Exterior & Interior; 28: Managing Agents; 29: Mold; 30: Natural Gas Leak Detection; 31: No Smoking Law; 32: Noise Abatement; 33: Oil Tank Registration, Testing & Spills; 34: Painting: Exterior & Interior; 35: Pets; 36: Recycling; 37: Satellite Dishes & Antennas; 38: Sidewalk Canopies & Sun Control Devices; 39: Sidewalk Repair, Cleaning & Snow Removal; 40: Sidewalk Sheds, Scaffolding & Netting; 41: Sign Posting; 42: Smoke Detectors; 43: Sprinkler System & Standpipe — Installation, Inspection & Painting; 44: Superintendents & Janitorial Services; 45: Tax Assessments; 46: Waste Compactors & Sprinkler Systems; 47: Water & Sewer Bills; 48: Water Conservation; 49: Window Guards; 50: Miscellaneous Duties

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