Local Law 55-The Asthma-Free Housing Act

by Nate Weinberg on January 15, 2019 15 Jan, 2019

New York City tenants can now breathe easy!

On January 19th, 2018, the New York City Council passed Local Law 55 of 2018, the “Asthma-Free Housing Act.” The bill was created to fight rising asthma rates and to improve the quality of life for the more than one million asthmatic New Yorkers.

Local Law 55 will take effect in just a few days, on January 19th, 2019.

Let’s take a look at some of the key components of Local Law 55 and review your responsibilities and obligations for compliance.

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Jack Jaffa & Associates Accomplishments 2018

by Aaron Munk on January 8, 2019 08 Jan, 2019

2018 was an amazing year for us at Jack Jaffa & Associates and we hope it was even more spectacular for our clients! Click on the video link above to get a glimpse into some of what we accomplished in 2018. We hope that 2019 will be just as great for us, all our clients, all New Yorkers and all of New York!

Everything you need to know about your Annual Safety Mailing

by Ahuva Ruvel on December 19, 2018 19 Dec, 2018

What is Annual Safety Mailing?

All property managers/landlords of a building with 3+ apartments must send yearly safety documentation and forms to tenants in order to ensure compliance with city agencies.

What are your requirements as a property manager/landlord?

You must:

  • Hand deliver, mail first-class or send with January’s rent bill all required forms & information,
  • Track and store responses and follow up on non-respondents,

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The Stove Safety Initiative: A JaffaCares Project

by Aaron Munk on December 6, 2018 06 Dec, 2018

As the anniversary of the devastating Belmont fire draws near, NYC officials are looking for ways to prevent such tragedies from occurring again. The fire was caused by a young child accidentally turning on an unprotected stove last year and with the apartment door open, the fire spread rapidly through the building.  The blaze claimed thirteen lives of New York City residents and has left in its wake numerous devastated families. However, at the same time,

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New Smoking Policy Rule Now in Effect

by Nate Weinberg on November 12, 2018 12 Nov, 2018

Did you know that smoking kills 12,000 New Yorkers every single year?

The government has always been at the forefront of the battle against smoking. The New York City government is now going beyond the cigarette tax and the no-smoking laws for every indoor establishment. One of the city’s recent laws on smoking, Local Law 147, affects you directly as a property owner.

Here’s all you need to know about NY’s newly effective Smoking Policy rule:

What is the new law?

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