New Rules and Legislation

An amendment to the Executive Law of New York State modifying the Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code became effective on June 27, 2015, which now requires owners of existing commercial buildings to install carbon monoxide alarms or detection equipment in every commercial building and restaurant that: (i) contains any carbon monoxide source (including any

Owners of most income-producing properties in New York City have an obligation to file an annual Real Property Income & Expense (“RPIE”) form with the NYC Department of Finance (“DOF”). (For more information about the purpose of the RPIE forms and which owners are obligated to file same, see article written by colleague, Christopher Caslin

On January 24, 2013, Governor Chris Christie adopted the advisory flood maps released last December by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which establish new, tougher standards for rebuilding along the Jersey Shore, including higher elevations of homes and buildings located in such flood-prone areas. The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection acted quickly to amend

On Friday, September 23, 2011, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law Senate Bill 2373A and Assembly Bill 6870A. The bill authorizes the electronic recording (“e-recording”) of instruments affecting real property in the form of digitized images of original, executed paper instruments and of electronically executed instruments.

Modeled on the federal Uniform Electronic

On February 9, 2010, Governor Christie signed an Executive Order immediately suspending the operation of the Council on Affordable Housing (“COAH”) and appointing a panel to study the issue of affordable housing and make recommendations to the Governor within 90 days. This comes at the heels of the Introduction of Legislation S:1 by State Senators Lesniak