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Re: Anna Response: HMC Violations

Posted by Violated on February 03, 1999 at 21:31:56:

In Reply to: Re: HMC Class A Violations posted by Anna on February 03, 1999 at 15:52:32:

Anna--thnaks so much for your intelligent and helpful follow-up to my
query. Of course by now I realize that I had it backwards (in terms of
how the violations are rated) and what I was looking for were a list of
"Class C" Violations. I made my way to the Supreme Court Law Library
(@ 80 Centre St. Rm # 468) and found a lot of what you referenced. Once
again thanks for your help. Our case (my neighbors and I have joined
forces)was filed this week and is slotted for trial soon. I'll post an
update when there's more to tell.
Sincerely, Violated -- but hopefully not for long.

: : I'm sure that if I just knew where to look I could find a list of what
: : are considered "Class A Violations". I'm putting together a request for
: : an Inspector to come to my building; I'd rather keep the list to
: : those items which are most likely to get a positive response from an
: : inspector. I realize that there are a lot of items which "technically"
: : violate the Housing Maintenance Code but which are considered "de minimus"
: : by both the courts and inspectors (odd how something can be BELOW the
: : minimum!!)
: : So -- where are those "Class A Violations" listed -- or any other clear,
: : concise chart which actually describes violations? Thanks for any help.

: The "Classification of Housing Code Violations Pursuant to Section 27-2115 of the Housing
: Maintenance Code" and the Multiple Dwelling Law was "published in the Sept 1, 1972 City
: Record". I got my copy of the reprint, "Violation Order Numbers" at CityBooks, the official NYC
: bookstore, for $3.00, Municipal Bldg, 1 Centre St, Manhattan, (212) 669-8245/46,

: Some basics:
: 1. 27-2115 = Title 27, Section 2115 of the New York (City) Administrative Code which I found
: in my regional branch of the New York Public Library. Title 27 is the current HMC (older version
: is here on with D26-xxx numbers) and the Building Code. Title 26 has the RSC
: (Rent Stabilization Code). The MDL is a state law & is available on, at
: , & in some NYPL branches in McKinneys
: Consolidated Laws, Book35A.

: 2. The Classes are: A = Non-Hazardous; B = Hazardous; C = Immediately Hazardous,
: corrections are due in: A = 90 days, B = 30 days, C = 24 hours, 27-2115(a). Use search in
: to read more about it. Landlords falsely report violations corrected 40% of the time.
: Violations can be always the same Class, or can "graduate" from A to B to C, depending on the
: nature of the problem and/or the season of the year (& the inspector). Here's an example from
: an inspector: a hole in an outside wall: too small for rats in the summer: A; big enough for rats
: any season: B; any size in winter: C (because it lets the cold air in).

: 3. Current violations can be viewed, not printed, at CityAccess Kiosks in buildings in all five
: boroughs. There's one in Manhattan at, no not the Housing Court!, but 2 blocks away, at the
: Dept of Health building, Worth St. You can also look at your building's file, get photocopies of
: papers from it and/or a computer printed at your borough HPD office. For Kiosk locations, HPD
: offices & general info, goto: , then choose HPD from Agency list.

: 4. Those law books can also be found in Law School Libraries & the Public Access Libraries
: which are part of the United Court System Libraries.

: 5. Here's a bonus URL from NYC with links to various online publications:

: Hmmm: those URL's aren't blue: I'll copy some below in the boxes....

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