Local Law 55 of 2018 becomes effective January 19, 2019 in all five boroughs of New York City, and requires owners of multi-dwelling rental housing to inspect these dwelling units for indoor allergen hazards. It further requires owners to maintain conditions in these housing units to ensure that common areas are free of indoor allergen hazards and conditions conducive to indoor allergen hazards, to prevent the occurrence of any such conditions, and to remediate all such conditions and underlying defects.
Landlords have additional obligations under the law, which include:
Under Local Law 55, some of the required work practices to remediate mold includes:
When submitting certifications for mold violations, a Certification of Correction for Mold must be submitted. When submitting documentation for violation clearance after the certification period has passed, the Affidavit of Mold Assessment & Remediation with the appropriate supporting documentation must also be submitted.
If you have any questions regarding Local Law No. 55, please contact Robert Leighton, CIH, CSP at firstname.lastname@example.org.