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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to housing, construction and community development|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to housing, construction and community development|
senate Bill S837
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S837 - Details
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
BILL NUMBER:S837 TITLE OF BILL: 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 SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: This legislation would require landlords of rent-stabilized and rent controlled apartment buildings who are applying for major capital improvement increases to allow access to a professional engineer or architect hired by the tenant, tenants or tenants' association to inspect the improvements done by the landlord. In turn, the report filed by the engineer or architect can be submitted with the NYC rent agency or the State Division of Housing and Community Renewal by the tenants in objection to the major capital improvement increase. JUSTIFICATION: In order to receive a major capital improvement rent increase, a
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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