2015 New York City Apartment Management Checklist

2015 New York City Apartment Management Checklist

How NYC Apartment Owners and Managers Stay Compliant and Profitable

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  • A calendar of important dates
  • A telephone directory of relevant city and state agencies
  • Access to crucial compliance forms
  • A brand new chapter on Building Resiliency Maximization

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2015 New York City Apartment Management Checklist is the definitive source of information on the myriad of complex laws that govern the management of New York City apartment buildings. In this completely updated edition for 2015, 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.

Including important discussions of recent laws and forms, the 2015 NYC Apartment Management Checklist gives you access to the forms contained in this edition—as well as bonus forms—all in one place through the convenient online companion site.

Download a FREE Chapter from the NEW Edition:  Building Resiliency Maximization

The 2015 Edition has been updated to include:

  • A new chapter, “Building Resiliency Maximization,” which summarizes new measures under Local Laws 79 through 83 of 2013 to maximize building resiliency and preparedness in the event of severe weather, including backflow prevention in storm-prone areas and emergency sanitation measures in residential buildings.
  • Revised text of selected NYC Construction Code provisions that reflect the 2014 Building, Plumbing and Mechanical Codes, which take effect on Dec. 31, 2014, including:
  • Extensive Building Code amendments on safety and signage requirements, including a revised DOB Plan/Work application form and a sample daily inspection checklist form.
  • Revised text to reflect the 2014 Fire Code, which took effect on March 30, 2014, including:
  • New requirements for elevator and elevator bank identification and signage through a combined letter-number system.
  • The comprehensive amendment of the Fire Code’s emergency preparedness and planning provisions.
  • DEP’s updated performance standards for boilers and water heaters, including updated inspection report forms.
  • Amended rules on organic matter composting and new regulations on recycling refrigerants.
  • The new law clarifying that owners must replace smoke detectors after the expiration of their useful life, and including an updated Certificate of Installation form.
  • The new requirement to provide a notice in all leases of whether there is a sprinkler system at the leased premises.
  • Amended provisions to building income and expense reporting requirements.
  • The city’s new Toilet Replacement Program, which provides vouchers toward the cost of installing high-efficiency toilets.
  • Amended DEP regulations, including rules on water metering devices.

Table of Contents


Table of Forms 

2015 Building Management Calendar 

  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. Elevators
  11. Exterior Building Wall Inspection
  12. Extermination of Insects & Pests
  13. Fire Safety Plans & Notices
  14. Flameproofing of Materials in Common Areas
  15. Garbage Removal
  16. Graffiti
  17. Heat & Hot Water
  18. Keys, Locks & Protective Devices
  19. Lead Paint Disclosure
  20. Lead-Based Paint—Renovation, Repair & Painting
  21. Lead-Based Paint Notice & Inspection Requirements
  22. Lead-Based Paint Hazards—Corrections of
  23. Lead-Based Paint—Work that Will Disturb
  24. Licensed Electricians & Plumbers 
  25. Lighting: Exterior & Interior 
  26. Managing Agents 
  27. Mold 
  28. No Smoking Law 
  29. Noise Abatement 
  30. Oil Tank Registration, Testing & Spills
  31. Painting: Exterior & Interior 
  32. Recycling
  33. Satellite Dishes & Antennas 
  34. Sidewalk Canopies & Sun Control Devices
  35. Sidewalk Repair, Cleaning & Snow Removal
  36. Sidewalk Sheds, Scaffolding & Netting
  37. Sign Posting
  38. Smoke Detectors
  39. Sprinkler System & Standpipe—Installation, Inspection & Painting
  40. Superintendents & Janitorial Services
  41. Tax Assessments
  42. Waste Compactors & Sprinkler Systems
  43. Water & Sewer Bills
  44. Water Conservation
  45. Window Guards
  46. Miscellaneous Duties


Appendix A: 2015 Building Manager’s Telephone Directory

Appendix B: DHCR Directory

Table of Contents: Online Forms & Tools

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