Clarity On The Term 'Reside' Is Good News For NY Landlords

Law360, New York (August 26, 2016, 2:43 PM EDT) -- Brendan T. Fitzpatrick

Oliver E. Twaddell The Court of Appeals of New York recently handed down a decision that clarifies the definition of "reside" as that term is used in Administrative Code § 27-2013[h][1] (Local Law 1), which governs a building owner's duty to remove certain surface-coating material (e.g., lead) from the inside of apartment spaces.

Local Law 1 states: "The owner of a multiple dwelling shall remove or cover in a manner approved by the Department any paint or other similar surface-coating material having a reading of 0.7 milligrams of lead per square centimeter or greater or containing more than...

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