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New York Local Laws

The guidance around New York's Local Laws are constantly changing and evolving. It's a full-time job just keeping up with it. Let us handle as much or as little of the process as you'd like and you can keep working on the rest of your to-do list!
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Lead Laws

Local Law 1

Local Law 1 of 2004, the NYC Lead Poisoning Prevention Law, requires landlords to inspect for and remediate lead-based paint hazards in New York City apartments. 

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  • What is asbestos used for?
    Asbestos is the name given to describe the fibers of six naturally occuring minerals found in metamorphic rock. Its many sought-after characteristics such as high strength and heat resistance combined with its flexibility is why it was used in many building construction materials over the years.
  • Where is asbestos found?
    Due to the many beneficial properties of asbestos, it can be found in a vast array of building materials such as: - Roofing Shingles - Floor Tiles - Cement Products - Textured Paint - Fire Proofing - Siding Shingles - Adhesive / Mastic - Heat-Resistant Fabric - Ceiling Tiles - Paper Products - Insulation - Patching Compounds - Gaskets - Pipe Coatings - Packaging - Clutches & Brakes - Etc.
  • When is asbestos a potential problem?
    Asbestos fibers are most commonly released into the air during various types of construction work. ​It is uncommon to be exposed to asbestos if the material is not being disturbed or damaged. Keep in mind that asbestos fibers travel through the air so the issue does not necessarily have to be in your home or office. Do you have a neighbor who is undergoing construction? Before beginning any sort of construction, renovation, or demolition project it is important, and in many areas a legal requirement, to first conduct an asbestos test.
  • How can you prevent asbestos exposure?
    It is usually difficult to tell if something is asbestos just by looking at it. If you believe it to be asbestos, leave it alone, and have a trained professional come to assess and sample the suspect material(s). Asbestos testing and analysis is the only true way to know whether or not a material contains asbestos. Please see these Do's and Dont's for some additional tips.
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Local Law 31

Local Law 31

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As of August 9, 2020, unit owners must use a 3rd party, EPA certified, inspector or risk assessor to test for lead-based paint on all painted surfaces. 

*More information regarding Local Law 31 is planned to be released by HPD shortly.

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  • What is asbestos used for?
    Asbestos is the name given to describe the fibers of six naturally occuring minerals found in metamorphic rock. Its many sought-after characteristics such as high strength and heat resistance combined with its flexibility is why it was used in many building construction materials over the years.
  • Where is asbestos found?
    Due to the many beneficial properties of asbestos, it can be found in a vast array of building materials such as: - Roofing Shingles - Floor Tiles - Cement Products - Textured Paint - Fire Proofing - Siding Shingles - Adhesive / Mastic - Heat-Resistant Fabric - Ceiling Tiles - Paper Products - Insulation - Patching Compounds - Gaskets - Pipe Coatings - Packaging - Clutches & Brakes - Etc.
  • When is asbestos a potential problem?
    Asbestos fibers are most commonly released into the air during various types of construction work. ​It is uncommon to be exposed to asbestos if the material is not being disturbed or damaged. Keep in mind that asbestos fibers travel through the air so the issue does not necessarily have to be in your home or office. Do you have a neighbor who is undergoing construction? Before beginning any sort of construction, renovation, or demolition project it is important, and in many areas a legal requirement, to first conduct an asbestos test.
  • How can you prevent asbestos exposure?
    It is usually difficult to tell if something is asbestos just by looking at it. If you believe it to be asbestos, leave it alone, and have a trained professional come to assess and sample the suspect material(s). Asbestos testing and analysis is the only true way to know whether or not a material contains asbestos. Please see these Do's and Dont's for some additional tips.

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Local Law 55

On January 18th, 2018,  New York City Council passed Local Law 55 of 2018 - the "Asthma Free Housing Act".  It took effect on January 19th, 2019 and requires multiple-dwelling property owners in NYC to investigate and remove all indoor health hazards which trigger asthma.

  • What is asbestos used for?
    Asbestos is the name given to describe the fibers of six naturally occuring minerals found in metamorphic rock. Its many sought-after characteristics such as high strength and heat resistance combined with its flexibility is why it was used in many building construction materials over the years.
  • Where is asbestos found?
    Due to the many beneficial properties of asbestos, it can be found in a vast array of building materials such as: - Roofing Shingles - Floor Tiles - Cement Products - Textured Paint - Fire Proofing - Siding Shingles - Adhesive / Mastic - Heat-Resistant Fabric - Ceiling Tiles - Paper Products - Insulation - Patching Compounds - Gaskets - Pipe Coatings - Packaging - Clutches & Brakes - Etc.
  • When is asbestos a potential problem?
    Asbestos fibers are most commonly released into the air during various types of construction work. ​It is uncommon to be exposed to asbestos if the material is not being disturbed or damaged. Keep in mind that asbestos fibers travel through the air so the issue does not necessarily have to be in your home or office. Do you have a neighbor who is undergoing construction? Before beginning any sort of construction, renovation, or demolition project it is important, and in many areas a legal requirement, to first conduct an asbestos test.
  • How can you prevent asbestos exposure?
    It is usually difficult to tell if something is asbestos just by looking at it. If you believe it to be asbestos, leave it alone, and have a trained professional come to assess and sample the suspect material(s). Asbestos testing and analysis is the only true way to know whether or not a material contains asbestos. Please see these Do's and Dont's for some additional tips.
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Local Law 61

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Local Law 61 establishes filing requirements for mold contractors that carry out mold assessment and mold remediation for buildings that contain 3 or more dwelling units or are located on a zoning lot that contains 25,000 or more square feet of non-residential floor area. 

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  • What is asbestos used for?
    Asbestos is the name given to describe the fibers of six naturally occuring minerals found in metamorphic rock. Its many sought-after characteristics such as high strength and heat resistance combined with its flexibility is why it was used in many building construction materials over the years.
  • Where is asbestos found?
    Due to the many beneficial properties of asbestos, it can be found in a vast array of building materials such as: - Roofing Shingles - Floor Tiles - Cement Products - Textured Paint - Fire Proofing - Siding Shingles - Adhesive / Mastic - Heat-Resistant Fabric - Ceiling Tiles - Paper Products - Insulation - Patching Compounds - Gaskets - Pipe Coatings - Packaging - Clutches & Brakes - Etc.
  • When is asbestos a potential problem?
    Asbestos fibers are most commonly released into the air during various types of construction work. ​It is uncommon to be exposed to asbestos if the material is not being disturbed or damaged. Keep in mind that asbestos fibers travel through the air so the issue does not necessarily have to be in your home or office. Do you have a neighbor who is undergoing construction? Before beginning any sort of construction, renovation, or demolition project it is important, and in many areas a legal requirement, to first conduct an asbestos test.
  • How can you prevent asbestos exposure?
    It is usually difficult to tell if something is asbestos just by looking at it. If you believe it to be asbestos, leave it alone, and have a trained professional come to assess and sample the suspect material(s). Asbestos testing and analysis is the only true way to know whether or not a material contains asbestos. Please see these Do's and Dont's for some additional tips.

Local Law 77

As of August 2015, building owners are required to follow cooling tower regulations as defined in Chapter 8 for cooling tower compliance. Local Law 77 states that all NYC cooling towers must be registered, inspected, cleaned, disinfected, and tested, with annual documentation of compliance.

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  • What is asbestos used for?
    Asbestos is the name given to describe the fibers of six naturally occuring minerals found in metamorphic rock. Its many sought-after characteristics such as high strength and heat resistance combined with its flexibility is why it was used in many building construction materials over the years.
  • Where is asbestos found?
    Due to the many beneficial properties of asbestos, it can be found in a vast array of building materials such as: - Roofing Shingles - Floor Tiles - Cement Products - Textured Paint - Fire Proofing - Siding Shingles - Adhesive / Mastic - Heat-Resistant Fabric - Ceiling Tiles - Paper Products - Insulation - Patching Compounds - Gaskets - Pipe Coatings - Packaging - Clutches & Brakes - Etc.
  • When is asbestos a potential problem?
    Asbestos fibers are most commonly released into the air during various types of construction work. ​It is uncommon to be exposed to asbestos if the material is not being disturbed or damaged. Keep in mind that asbestos fibers travel through the air so the issue does not necessarily have to be in your home or office. Do you have a neighbor who is undergoing construction? Before beginning any sort of construction, renovation, or demolition project it is important, and in many areas a legal requirement, to first conduct an asbestos test.
  • How can you prevent asbestos exposure?
    It is usually difficult to tell if something is asbestos just by looking at it. If you believe it to be asbestos, leave it alone, and have a trained professional come to assess and sample the suspect material(s). Asbestos testing and analysis is the only true way to know whether or not a material contains asbestos. Please see these Do's and Dont's for some additional tips.
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Local Law 77

Local Law 76

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As of 2019 an amendment was made to Local Law 77 that adjusted the rulings around sampling, documentation, and public availability of records. The most significant new regulation is the requirment of a qualified person to sample and submit 90-day record keeping to the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

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  • What is asbestos used for?
    Asbestos is the name given to describe the fibers of six naturally occuring minerals found in metamorphic rock. Its many sought-after characteristics such as high strength and heat resistance combined with its flexibility is why it was used in many building construction materials over the years.
  • Where is asbestos found?
    Due to the many beneficial properties of asbestos, it can be found in a vast array of building materials such as: - Roofing Shingles - Floor Tiles - Cement Products - Textured Paint - Fire Proofing - Siding Shingles - Adhesive / Mastic - Heat-Resistant Fabric - Ceiling Tiles - Paper Products - Insulation - Patching Compounds - Gaskets - Pipe Coatings - Packaging - Clutches & Brakes - Etc.
  • When is asbestos a potential problem?
    Asbestos fibers are most commonly released into the air during various types of construction work. ​It is uncommon to be exposed to asbestos if the material is not being disturbed or damaged. Keep in mind that asbestos fibers travel through the air so the issue does not necessarily have to be in your home or office. Do you have a neighbor who is undergoing construction? Before beginning any sort of construction, renovation, or demolition project it is important, and in many areas a legal requirement, to first conduct an asbestos test.
  • How can you prevent asbestos exposure?
    It is usually difficult to tell if something is asbestos just by looking at it. If you believe it to be asbestos, leave it alone, and have a trained professional come to assess and sample the suspect material(s). Asbestos testing and analysis is the only true way to know whether or not a material contains asbestos. Please see these Do's and Dont's for some additional tips.
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