mold law nycMold violation? RTK can help. With fast mold testing, clear results, and a knowledgeable staff, we can get your building violation cleared quickly. 

The latest mold violation updates were issued in 2021. Mold violations are a serious matter as exposure to mold can lead to respiratory problems, allergies, eye, nose and throat irritation, fatigue, and neurological issues. Here are some of the main provisions of HPD’s mold laws: 

  1. Landlords must inspect their buildings for mold at least once every five years. 
  2. If mold is found, landlords must remediate the mold within 30 days of receiving a violation. 
  3. Landlords must ensure that their buildings are free from conditions that promote mold growth, such as excess moisture or leaks. 
  4. Landlords must provide tenants with a notice explaining their rights and responsibilities regarding mold. 
  5. Landlords must post information about mold in common areas of the building. 
  6. Landlords must hire a licensed mold assessor to conduct a visual inspection and air sampling if mold is identified or suspected in a building. 
  7. The mold assessor must be licensed by the New York State Department of Labor and must follow industry standards for mold assessment and remediation. 
  8. It is illegal to hire the same company to do testing and remediation on the same job in New York, as it is a clear conflict of interest. 


How do you ensure that your property is following these HPD guidelines? Make sure to book a licensed inspector to assess your premises to guarantee that appropriate mold precautions are being taken for your property. 

RTK is very experienced in helping building owners and landlords resolve HPD violations. With fast scheduling, comprehensive reports, licensed and highly-trained inspectors, and expedited laboratory results – we can turn a problem into a problem solved. Contact RTK at 800.392.6468 or schedule now 

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