OMESC (Operation and Maintenance and Essential Services Certification) DUE OCTOBER 3, 2013

Owners of rent controlled apartments were required to file Violation Certification forms by June 30, 2013 in order to qualify for 2014-2015 Maximum Base Rent (MBR) increases if violations were on record on January 1, 2013.

Even if buildings have zero (0) rent impairing violations and zero (0) non-rent impairing violations, owners should be aware that qualification for the 2014-2015 MBR increase is NOT automatic.  In this instance, an OMESC (Operation and Maintenance and Essential Services Certification) form must be filed by OCTOBER 3, 2013 in order to qualify for the 2014-2015 MBR increase. If you fail to file the Operation and Maintenance Form timely (October 3, 2013), a Violation Certification Form is required even if there are no violations pending as of January 1, 2013.


The form must be filed online and can be found at www.nyshcr.org/Apps/ORAOwner.  Printable instructions can be downloaded here