NYC LL 55 requires landlords to prevent and remove indoor health hazards that can trigger asthma such as mold and pests, as well as mandating the use of safe and effective methods to ensure long-term success. The existence of mold and pests in any dwelling unit is declared to constitute a condition dangerous to health, which must be addressed by the owner.
RESPONSIBILITY TO REMEDIATE:
- Landlord of a multiple dwelling shall initiate an investigation for indoor allergen hazards in all occupied units and the common areas.
- Investigations shall be performed at least once a year, or as frequently as necessary. When exercising reasonable care to identify possible foreseeable indoor allergens, or when a tenant makes a complaint concerning a condition that is likely to cause an indoor allergen hazard, or when a tenant requests an inspection or department issues a notice of violation or violation order.
- All tenant leases must contain a notice, advising tenants of the landlord’s obligations; this notice should be approved by the DOB and be available in multiple languages.
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