New Facade Inspection Rules Take Effect

Major changes go into effect February 21, 2020 with the city’s new Facade Inspection and Safety Program (FISP) regulations. Co-op and condo boards should get ready for stricter rules, stiffer penalties – and a rise in the cost of the inspections and repairs that must be undertaken every five years in buildings taller than six stories, under a program previously known as Local Law 11.  The City of New York has published rules regarding the qualifications and responsibilities of qualified exterior wall inspectors, as well as the requirements for exterior wall inspections and repairs.

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