Housing Information Guide

Local Law 48-A, enacted September 30, 2014, requires every owner of a multiple dwelling to post a notice in English and Spanish regarding the availability of The Housing Information Guide. The notice must be posted in a conspicuous place within view of the area in the multiple dwelling to which mail is delivered. Failure to post notices will subject owners to a civil penalty of $250.

The legislation seeks to inform tenants about owners’ responsibilities and to informs tenants of their responsibilities as well. Fortunately, the guide is published by the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) and can be accessed at:

Owners can satisfy their requirements by making the link itself available to tenants rather than printing and distributing individual copies. It should be noted that on the HPD website, the guide is referred to as The ABCs of Housing — Housing Rules and Regulations for Owners and Tenants.

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