A BLOG EXPLORING THE FINE POINTS OF COMPLIANCE

How Does Your Building Rank?

by Nate Weinberg on June 4, 2018 04 Jun, 2018

Knowing Your Grade and What Local Law 33 Means for You

Report cards aren’t just for school kids anymore! Thanks to New York City’s new Local Law 33, the entrance to every large building in the city will soon be sporting a prominent letter from A-F attesting to the building’s energy efficiency score.

Local Law 33 applies to all commercial and residential buildings of at least 25,000 square feet. The scores run from A to F and are determined by a New York City Agency.

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Jaffa Employees Go to the XTREME!

by Gabrielle Klein on 04 Jun, 2018

Through their work helping property owners stay compliant and violation free, the Jaffa employees are no strangers to ensuring that all New Yorkers have a safe roof over their head. But this past Sunday, they took it one step further and took part in the Ohel Xtreme Challenge Classic. Raising awareness and funds for OHEL’s work helping NY’s homeless, at risk and simply those who cannot fend for themselves, the JAFFA TEAM XTREME took a break from crushing violations and crushed the OHEL obstacle course instead.

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10 Ways to be an Awesome Landlord

by Josh Koegel on May 17, 2018 17 May, 2018

As a NYC property owner, one of your primary goals is holding onto your tenants. Keeping your units occupied with happy, responsible tenants prevents you from blowing money on frequent turnovers or even sustaining losses from vacant units.

But how do you keep your tenants happy?

At Jack Jaffa & Associates, we’re committed to your success. To help you hold onto your tenants, we’ve compiled a handy list of 10 ways to be the best landlord ever.

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All You Need to Know About the ECB Penalty Schedule Increase

by Robert Fried on May 10, 2018 10 May, 2018

They did it again! The DOB has recently modified the ECB Penalty Schedule for 2018. While this is an annual occurrence, this year the changes are more significant than usual. Many violations are increasing, several new infractions have been introduced, and some existing penalties are decreasing. The new schedule has already gone into effect on March 7th, 2018 and all NYC property owners and builders must abide by the changes.

As a property owner,

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What Local Law 81 Means for You

by Chase Jaffa on April 9, 2018 09 Apr, 2018

The DOB is always trying to improve the safety of construction in NYC, and the issuance of Local Law 81 is no exception. The law took effect on November 6, 2017, and as a NYC property owner, you need to be fully knowledgeable about this law and every part of the NYC compliance code.

We know that keeping on top of every new and existing law is easier said than done. That’s why we’ve given you a clear,

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