New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) offers free classes for property managers in New York City. Please click the title of the course below for more information about each course.
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Introduction to Residential Property Management
Learn the basics of managing residential property in New York City, including the roles of key City agencies and what they require. This class will also provide information on basic record keeping, how to advertise vacant apartments, and housing discrimination laws.
Introduction to Rent Regulations and Housing Court
New York’s Rent Laws provide numerous protections for tenants of rent stabilized and rent controlled apartments, including the right to lease renewals and limitations on rent increases. This class will provide an overview of your rights and responsibilities as a property owner, as well tips on how to mediate disputes with tenants and when you should go to Housing Court.
Housing Maintenance and Safety Requirements
Learn how to keep your property up to code and your tenants and property safe. This class will provide an overview of City and State requirements for housing quality, including recent legislation on heat and hot water. Instructors will describe the process of correcting and removing violations, what happens when a tenant calls 311 to file a complaint, and how the City can help you keep your property in good physical condition.
Financing Capital Improvements and Improving Operations: HPD Programs Explained
This class will provide an overview of the rehabilitation loan and tax benefit programs that the City can provide to help lower your operating costs, upgrade your property, and keep rents affordable for tenants. Financing options can be tailored to meet the needs of your property, whether for lead paint removal, energy efficiency and water conservation, or moderate/substantial repairs and renovations. At the end of the class, students will have the opportunity to consult one-on-one with an HPD financing specialist.
Identifying and Managing a Lead-Based Paint Problem
The City's Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Act (Local Law 1 of 2004) requires landlords to identify and remediate lead-based paint hazards in the apartments of young children, using trained workers and safe work practices. This class will provide information about how to identify, remediate, and notify tenants about lead paint-based hazards; it will also describe how to remove violations and what resources are available to help.