Limitations on Applications

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments

Comment By: 
Thursday, May 16, 2013
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Statement of Basis and Purpose


Pursuant to § 282 of Article 7-C of the MDL (“Loft Law”), the Loft Board may promulgate rules to ensure compliance with the Loft Law.


In the 2010 amendments to the Loft Law, the New York State Legislature specified that the deadline for seeking coverage by owners and tenants under the Loft Law would be six months from the date the Loft Board adopted the rules necessary to implement the 2010 amendments to its rules. This rule constitutes the final rule necessary to implement the 2010 amendments. Therefore, the deadline for coverage will be six months from the effective date of this rule.


Accordingly, the proposed changes to Loft Board § 1-06.1 are as follows:


·         A tenant coverage application or the initial registration application form for coverage by a building owner must be filed on or before January 30, 2014, the date 6 months following the effective date of this rule.


Please note that in 2013, the Legislature further amended the Loft Law to expand the definition of an interim multiple dwelling (“IMD”) provided in MDL § 281(5) (effective June 1, 2012). The Legislature set new deadlines for this newest group of IMDs, including a new code compliance timetable. Many of these deadlines, which are covered in other Loft Board rules, are triggered by the effective date of this rule.



Public Hearing

Opportunity to comment on proposed changes to § 1-06.1 of the Loft Board Rules related to the statute of limitations for a building owner to file an initial registration application and for a tenant to apply for coverage of a building or unit under Article 7-C of the Multiple Dwelling Law.

Public Hearing Date: 
Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 1:00pm

New York City Loft Board
280 Broadway, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10007
(212) 566-5663

22 Reade Street Spector Hall 1st Floor
New York, NY 10007