2018 New York City Apartment Management Checklist

2018 New York City Apartment Management Checklist

Stay Compliant. Stay Profitable. Stay Out of Trouble.

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Your 800-page Checklist also includes:

  • A calendar of important dates
  • A telephone directory of relevant city and state agencies
  • Access to crucial compliance forms

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2018 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 2018, 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 2018 edition of the 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:

  • Chapter 13, Extermination of Insects & Pests, covers a new NYC law requiring owners to collect and report data on bedbug infestations to HPD, and to follow new tenant notice requirements.
  • Chapter 19, Heat & Hot Water, includes a significant change regarding heating requirements.
  • Chapter 20, Keys, Locks & Protective Devices, notes recent DHCR decisions that call for prior DHCR approval of change of key (from metal to fob) or intercoms (from wired to telephonic) in rent-regulated buildings.
  • Chapter 26, Licensed Electricians & Plumbers, discusses a new local law that substantially increases the penalties for using an unlicensed electrician.
  • Chapter 31, No Smoking Law, discusses the new local law that requires building owners to adopt and disclose a smoking policy by August 2018.
  • Chapter 41, Sign Posting, includes new information on Fire Emergency Signs and Markings for apartment doors and hallway/stairwell markings.
  • Chapter 42, Smoke Detectors, covers amended rules for maintaining and replacing smoke detectors, as well as revised tenant notification provisions.

In addition, the 2018 edition includes two entirely new chapters:

  • Chapter 18, Green Building Requirements, discusses NYC energy conservation code requirements, including energy audits and retro-commissioning measures, designed to reduce greenhouse emissions.
  • Chapter 30, Natural Gas Leak Detection, covers new signs and procedures designed to promote building safety in the event of suspected gas leak, as well as anticipated requirements for installation of natural gas detectors.

Including important discussions of recent laws and forms, the 2018 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.

Throughout the 2018 edition of the Apartment Management Checklist, the text of laws and forms relating to each chapter have been updated to reflect changes made since the last edition.

In addition, New York City government web pages have been largely overhauled, providing easier access to information on various topics. Where we refer to city web pages, we’ve provided the most recent URLs available.

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Table of Contents


Table of Forms 

2018 Building Management Calendar 


Appendix A: 2018 Building Manager’s Telephone Directory

Appendix B: DHCR Directory

Appendix C: Cooling Tower Vendors

Table of Contents: Online Forms & Tools

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Download a FREE CHAPTER from the Book: Extermination of Insects & Pests

All owners of residential buildings, regardless of size or number of apartments, are required to exterminate insects and pests. All owners of multiple dwellings are required to obtain bedbug infestation history from tenants or unit owners and to report information to the Dept. of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD). Download this free chapter to read more on: What the Law Requires; How to Comply; Penalty for the Failure to Comply, and MORE.


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