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FDNY Fire Safety Requirements for Landlords

This article summarizes fire safety requirements for landlords and building owners in New York City. To help protect New Yorkers, the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) requires landlords to post and distribute certain fire safety and emergency preparedness documents. The requirements [...]

What NYC Building Owners Need to Know About Window Guards

For properties with three or more units, New York City law requires that building owners install and maintain window guards for apartments where a child age 10 years or younger lives. Every window in the apartment, except those leading to fire escapes, must have [...]

Phase 2 Reopening Guidelines for Condo and Co-op Buildings

With New York City entering Phase 2 of the state’s Covid-19 reopening plan, co-op and condo boards need to be aware of the Phase 2 reopening guidelines that include both mandatory and recommended best practices that affect: On-site management offices Apartment showings Doctors’ offices Employee [...]

Essential and Open: The Coronavirus Hasn’t Slowed Us Down

Because we have been fully open during Covid-19, clients and prospects are getting the same high level of service during the pandemic. The spread of the coronavirus has fully or partially closed many businesses. For those that are open, some are operating with [...]

The Legality of New York City Basement Rentals

In New York City, basements aren't the same as cellars when it comes to apartment rentals. Basement Rentals in New York—Legal or Illegal? Certain basement rentals in New York City are legal, while others are not. First and foremost, the subterranean space [...]

Are Riots and Looting Insured?

Are riots and looting insured? Does insurance cover looting and damage done during a demonstration or riot? If rioters or looters damage your commercial property, will your insurance policy cover it? The short answer: yes. As the Insurance Information Institute notes, virtually all [...]

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