This bill would require building owners who receive notice of an unsafe condition of an exterior wall of the building to notify the building’s occupants of the unsafe condition.
Int. No. 811
By the Public Advocate (Mr. Williams) and Council Member Adams
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring owners to notify tenants of unsafe conditions of exterior walls of buildings
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
Section 1. Section 28-302.3 of chapter 3 of title 28 of the administrative code of the city of New York as added by local law number 33 for the year 2007, is amended to read as follows:
§ 28-302.3 Immediate notice of unsafe condition. Whenever a registered design professional learns of an unsafe condition through a critical examination of a building’s exterior walls and appurtenances thereof, such person shall notify the owner and the department immediately in writing of such condition. Upon such notification, the owner shall immediately notify the occupants of the building of any unsafe condition by affixing a notice describing each unsafe condition in a conspicuous location in the lobby area of the building, which notice shall remain in place until each unsafe condition is corrected. Notice shall also be given to occupants in at least one additional manner as established by the commissioner by rule.
§2. This local law shall take effect 120 days after it becomes law, except that the commissioner of buildings shall promulgate any rules and perform all other actions necessary for the implementation of this local law prior to its effective date.
LS 290/Int 118/2014