Tenant Protection Plan Inspection

To ensure compliance with the tenant protection plan throughout the course of work, regular inspections will be carried out periodically during the duration of the plan. At a minimum, the tenant protection plan inspections shall be performed:

  1. Before commencement of any construction and/or demolition works, an inspection must take place to record the state of the area;
  2. An inspection should be carried out when the project begins;
  3. Inspections should be conducted weekly while construction and/or demolition is ongoing;
  4. Whenever a tenant protection plan violation is issued, another inspection should be done to verify the violation has been rectified;
  5. When the site of the alteration or construction covered by the tenant protection plan is shifted, a further inspection should be carried out;
  6. When the construction and/or demolition techniques have been changed, another inspection is necessary.

Note, tenant protection plan inspections must be completed prior to beginning any construction or demolition activities, and at least once a week during their duration.

1705.26 Tenant protection plan inspection compliance.

A tenant protection plan inspection must be carried out regularly by a special inspector when alteration, partial demolition, or construction operations are performed at occupied multiple dwellings. This is mentioned in Chapter 1 of Title 28 of the Administrative Code and Section 3303.10 of this code. Compliance with the tenant protection plan should also align with Sections 1705.26.1 and 1705.26.2 of the code. This will help maintain safe and secure multiple dwellings for all occupants, thus ensuring their protection during construction activities, and being in compliance with the tenant protection plan and related inspections.

Exceptions to tenant protection plan inspection.

Instances where a special inspection for tenant protection plan compliance may be waived include:

  1. A three-family home;
  2. The internal inspection of an individual unit within a multifamily residence occupied by the owner without disrupting the basic services of other units. However, if the property is held under a proprietary lease by a cooperative corporation shareholder or owned by a condominium, the unit in question must be inhabited by its rightful owner;
  3. The internal inspection of an individual unit within a multifamily residence no higher than three stories in height, regardless of occupation.