When must a landlord turn the heat on for the winter?

I live in NYC.

Asked on November 28, 2015 under Real Estate Law, New York


M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

The "heat Season” in NYC is October 1st-May 31st.
Building owners are also required to provide tenants with heat as follows: between the hours of 6:00 am-10:00 pm if the outside temperature falls below 55 degrees 9the inside temperature is required to be at least 68 degrees) and between the hours of 10:00 pm-6:00 am if the temperature outside falls below 40 degrees 9the inside temperature is required to be at least 55 degrees).

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