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Local law 87Feb 21, 2019

My co-op consists of different block numbers.

Some of the co-operatives were informed of an upcoming inspection of our apartments for the purpose of local law 87.

I thought the inspection was to check boilers, chillers, electrical and lighting systems, building thermal envelopes, and heating.

Why is management requesting inspection of some apartments?


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Local Law 87 - Marty Feb 22, 2019

Look at your Occupancy Agreement. It usually gives management the right to inspect an apartment to make sure that shareholders are complying with all co-op rules. These rules can be for various reasons, such as no washing machines, dryers, and other unauthorized devices.

It's also possible that there have been complaints about a shareholder being a hoarder and/or dirty with possible insect infestation in other adjoining apartments as a result.

Management would need to inspect because a dirty shareholder is a threat to the health and safety of other shareholders.

There are many reasons for an inspection and in my experience they have been done for the good of all the shareholders.

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Local law 87 - NYC Feb 22, 2019

Inspection of apartments are in our house rules not the O.A.

While I agree with an annual inspection which has never happened in the 35 years that I have lived here, I question the reason some of the people were selected. The ones I know have beautiful well kept apartments and are not trouble makers.

Rather than fabricating the reason for the inspection, doesn't the shareholder have a right to know why they are requesting the inspection? It is still a house rule that would have to be adhered to and yes the shareholder can refuse to let them in but they can still refuse to let them in under the guise of L.L. 87, or am I just living in a co-op being managed by a company and B.O.D. that prefer to handle matters with deceit and deception?

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Local Law 87 - Marty Feb 23, 2019

I can't tell you why your inspections took place. You would have to ask the Board and/or your management company that question.

Our inspections are done on an annual basis for all shareholders, meaning that everyone is treated equally. Not because we suspect anyone of anything, but just to make sure that all shareholders are abiding by the co-op's rules.

You should be asking the Board these questions. They should have no problem answering them if things are being done honestly.

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Local law 87 - NYC Feb 23, 2019

I agree with you again Marty. I asked the question because our management company led us to believe that the inspection of the selected apartments would be done by him and an auditor for the purpose of local law 87, and if not adhered to, there would be significant penalties by the D.O.B. I just wanted conformation that was not the case.

Clearly we don't know nor probably will we ever, what this was about, however, I understand shareholders are starting to realize this as well and have cancelled their appointment for their apartments to be inspected.

No one is objecting to a community wide inspection, it was the reason that we were given that didn't make sense. Thanks again

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apartment inspections - Habitat Mar 14, 2019

Each radiator needs to be inspected to make sure the steam traps are still functioning. That's required in LL87.

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Local law 87 - NYC Mar 16, 2019

Does that mean each radiator in every room of the apartment needed to be checked?

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