Maintenance Requirements

In New York City, renters and landlords have rights and responsibilities to maintain residential property. These rights and responsibilities are outlined in many codes and laws, which HPD enforces, including the New York City Housing Maintenance Code and New York State Multiple Dwelling Law.

If you are interested in information about a specific property, use our HPDONLINE tool to find out about complaints, violations, registration, emergency repair charges and litigation.

Beginning on August 20, 2015, new inspection fees may be imposed against properties where violations are issued in the same apartment multiple times over the course of a single twelve month period.  Review clearing HPD violations to learn more about this new fee and to see more information about how to address both old and newly issued violations.

For information about elevators, filing plans for renovations, demolitions, or violations about structural conditions, please consult the Department of Buildings (DOB), the agency responsible for enforcing the New York City building and construction codes.

For Housing Maintenance Requirements specific to Section 8 landlords, visit our Section 8 landlords page.