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Currently, the law allows an owner to enter an apartment unit to make repairs or improvements at a reasonable time. This local law would make that more explicit to include evenings hours and weekends.

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Int. No. 584


By the Public Advocate (Mr. Williams) and Council Member Yeger


A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to an owner’s right of access to make repairs


Be it enacted by the Council as follows:


Section 1. Section 27-2008 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended to read as follows:

§27-2008 Owner's right of access. No tenant shall refuse to permit the owner, or his or her agent or employee, to enter such tenant's dwelling unit or other space under his or her control to make repairs or improvements required by this code or other law or to inspect such apartment or other space to determine compliance with this code or any other provision of law, if the right of entry is exercised at a reasonable time, including evening hours and weekends, and in a reasonable manner. The department may by [regulation] rule restrict the time and manner of such inspections.

§2. This local law takes effect 120 days after it becomes law.







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