Saturday, June 26, 2010

DOB will inspect your deck without penalty

From the NY Post:

The city's Department of Buildings is showing mercy on apartment-building owners in the hopes of encouraging summer inspections.

Officials promise not to issue any fines -- no matter how dilapidated the porches or decks may be -- to encourage people to have them checked for cracking, rotting, failed connections and other indications that a collapse is possible, said DOB Commissioner Robert LiMandri.

The no-penalty program does not cover balconies in high-rises, but residents of those buildings can call 311 to request inspections.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ahhhhhhhhh the catch:

With a written report on file, your homeowners insurance company will not pay any claims unless you make a good faith attempt to repair it in a reasonable time 6 weeks not 6 months

Officials promise not to issue any fines