Effective December 28, 2017, Local Law 159 of 2017 requires owners of multiple dwellings to provide a Safe Construction Bill of Rights for all jobs on existing buildings that require Work Permits.
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The Safe Construction Bill of Rights is required to include the following:
Owners will be required to distribute the Bill to each occupied apartment, and post a copy in the lobby and additional locations throughout the building for the duration of the work.
Rule 27-2009.2 does not state a requirement that Bills of Rights be distributed or posted on projects for which permits were issued prior to December 28, 2017.
Effective December 28, 2017, there are new NYC Administrative Code requirements for Tenant Protection Plans in accordance with Local Law 154 of 2017.
The TPP1 form requires the specification of the means and methods used to safeguard the safety and health of occupants during construction work, not just state that there are means and methods. The TPP1 form also requires the specification of the means and methods used for maintaining essential services (e.g., heat, hot water, gas, electricity, etc.) throughout the construction period, clearly state the expected duration of any disruption to these services, and the specification of the means and methods used to minimize the disruption.
The new requirements include the Owner’s providing TPPs to building tenants upon request and either 1) distributing a notice about the TPP to each occupied dwelling unit, or 2) posting a notice in the building lobby and on each floor within 10 feet of the elevator or the main stairwell if the building has no elevator.
The TPP notices must include:
Owners must notify the DOB 72 hours before starting construction work in a building with a TPP.