As the September deadline nears, we’d like to remind you that if you’re a NYC multiple dwelling building owner you are required to file your annual registration with the Housing Preservation & Development (HPD) Division of Code Enforcement’s Property Registration Assistance Unit by September 1st, 2015.
You can conveniently access the online Property Registration form through HPD’s Property Registration Online System (PROS). If you are a first-time user of the PROS system, you will need to create an account and profile in PROS to get started.
What Classifies as a Multiple Dwelling in New York City
A “multiple dwelling” is a dwelling which is either rented, leased, let or hired out, to be occupied, or is occupied as the residence or home of three or more families living independently of each other. According to HPD’s website, this includes:
- All residential properties with 3 or more units, including hotels, condominiums and cooperatives.
- One-and two-family dwellings if neither the owner nor any family member occupies the dwelling.
Who Must File with the HPD Division of Code Enforcement’s Property Registration Assistance Unit
All owners of multiple dwellings are required to file a Property Registration Form annually under the city’s Housing Maintenance Code and the state’s Multiple Dwelling Law.
If a change of property ownership occurs, the new owner is required to register the building within five business days of legally acquiring the property.
Why is Property Registration a Requirement
It’s simple. The annual property registration requirement makes it possible for the HPD to reach the owner of the building to inform him/her of serious conditions in his/her building.
Building Registration Resources
For detailed building registration information and frequently asked questions, visit the NYC Housing Preservation & Development website.
Don’t forget to register your property by September 1, 2015!