senate Bill S837

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires landlord to grant access to engineer or architect hired by tenants to inspect major capital improvements in certain multiple dwellings

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S837 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
New York City Administrative Code
Laws Affected:
Amd §§26-405, 26-511 & 26-520, NYC Ad Cd; amd §6, Emerg Ten Prot Act of 1974
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1282A
2009-2010: S1443

S837 - Summary

Provides that no landlord shall deny access to a licensed professional engineer or licensed registered architect hired by any tenant or tenant association representing tenants of a multiple dwelling of six units or more for the purpose of conducting an inspection of a major capital improvement for which an application for a maximum rent adjustment has been filed by the landlord; provides that such inspection shall be conducted after notice to the landlord and during normal business hours; provides for the filing of such inspection report by such tenants with the New York city rent agency for consideration in such application's determination.

S837 - Sponsor Memo

S837 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                   837

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by Sen. ESPAILLAT -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed  to be committed to the Committee on Housing, Construction and
  Community Development

AN ACT to amend the administrative code of the city of New York and  the
  emergency  tenant protection act of nineteen seventy-four, in relation
  to inspection of major capital improvements for which  rent  increases
  are  requested and in relation to extending the provisions of the rent
  stabilization law

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Subparagraph (g) of paragraph 1 of subdivision g of section
26-405 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by
chapter 749 of the laws of 1990, is amended to read as follows:
  (g) There has been since July first, nineteen hundred seventy, a major
capital  improvement required for the operation, preservation or mainte-
nance of the structure. An  adjustment  under  this  subparagraph  [(g)]
shall  be  in  an amount sufficient to amortize the cost of the improve-
ments pursuant to this subparagraph [(g)] over a seven-year period.   NO
LANDLORD  SHALL DENY ACCESS TO A PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER LICENSED TO PRAC-
TICE IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK OR  A  REGISTERED  ARCHITECT  LICENSED  TO
PRACTICE IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK HIRED BY ANY TENANT, TENANTS OR TENANT
ASSOCIATION  REPRESENTING TENANTS OF A MULTIPLE DWELLING OF SIX UNITS OR
MORE FOR THE PURPOSE OF CONDUCTING AN  INSPECTION  OF  A  MAJOR  CAPITAL
IMPROVEMENT  FOR WHICH AN APPLICATION FOR ADJUSTMENT OF MAXIMUM RENT HAS
BEEN FILED. SUCH INSPECTION SHALL BE CONDUCTED AFTER NOTICE TO THE LAND-
LORD AND DURING NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS. SUCH TENANT MAY FILE  THE  REPORT
OF  THE  INSPECTION  WITH  THE CITY RENT AGENCY FOR CONSIDERATION IN THE
DETERMINATION OF SUCH APPLICATION; or

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00602-02-3

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