Q. What laws govern maintenance of abandoned buildings?

Answer

Governor Cuomo signed L 2016, ch 73 Vacant and Abandoned Property Law because of a state-wide crisis of foreclosed homes' poor maintenance blighting neighborhoods. The New York State Dept of Finance provides guidance on enforcing this law. New York City has a form for reporting vacant buildings. New York City Administrative Code Title 28,Ch 2 Art 216 Unsafe Buildings provides guidance on enforcement.

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