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Smoke detectors must be hardwired or have 10-year battery. The new law does not require all smoke detectors to be in compliance, just ones that are being installed or replaced on or after April 1, 2019.

Licensees should be aware that as of April 1, 2019, the new General Business Law Section 399-ccc requires all new or replacement smoke detectors in New York State to be powered by a 10-year, sealed, non-removable battery or hardwired to the home. According to 399-ccc: “It shall be unlawful for any person or entity to distribute, sell, offer for sale, or import any solely battery operated smoke detecting alarm device powered by a replaceable, removable battery not capable of powering such device for a minimum of ten years.” Licensees should not distribute smoke detectors with removable batteries to clients or customers after April 1, 2019.

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Real Property Law §235-bb

Leases of units in a 1-3 family property requires the owner to include in every lease entered into after 11/27/2017 conspicuous notice in bold face type as to whether a certificate of occupancy (if such certificate is required by law) is currently valid for the
dwelling unit subject to the lease or rental agreement.

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