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Loft Law

If you received a Loft Board application, you have a limited time to respond to protect your rights and your ability to collect rent.  Contact us as soon as possible.

June 25, 2019 – The 2019 Loft Law Amendment is effective today.  Coverage applications may now be filed for all prior window periods and for the new 2015-2016 window period.  There are many changes, including removal of the basement and window exclusions to coverage.  The definition of a disqualifying incompatible use has changed significantly.  The legalization deadlines for units which may become covered because of this Amendment begin today.  This affects compliance and the ability to collect rent.  Additionally, buildings affected by Loft Law claims are impacted by the Tenant Protection Act of 2019.

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The Loft Law practice group has more than 30 years of experience representing owners before the Loft Board and will guide you through this process to reduce the risk of a wrongful coverage determination, fines and penalties. Do not wait to take action.

We provide legal counsel to owners, developers and prospective purchasers interested in developing loft buildings. This includes expertise in risk mitigation, obtaining and amending Certificates of Occupancy, rent regulatory issues, zoning, construction law, litigation before the Loft Board, Supreme Courts and Civil Courts, negotiated settlements (“buy-outs”) and financing issues. We also practice before related administrative agencies including the Department of Buildings (DoB), the Board of Standards and Appeals (BSA) and the Environmental Control Board (ECB).

Our Firm offers a wide array of services to owners of buildings affected by the Loft Law. We have an active practice before the Loft Board where we defend against Loft Law coverage and tenant protection claims, represent IMD owners in non-primary residence, illegal subtenant, nuisance, legalization timetable extensions and rent regulation cases and negotiate sales of rights and fixtures.

Some of the many buildings we have represented in proceedings before the Loft Board:

  • 83 Canal Street, Manhattan
  • 57 Jay Street, Brooklyn
  • 70 Commercial Street, Brooklyn
  • 239 Banker Street, Brooklyn
  • 401 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn
  • 22 Catherine Street, Manhattan
  • 28 Bond Street, Manhattan
  • 44 Water Street, Manhattan
  • 83 Meserole Street, Brooklyn
  • 79 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn
  • 57 Thames Street, Brooklyn
  • 250 Moore Street, Brooklyn
  • 1099 Flushing Avenue, Brooklyn
  • 135 Kent Avenue, Brooklyn
  • 151 Kent Avenue, Brooklyn
  • 475 Kent Avenue, Brooklyn
  • 114 Forrest Street, Brooklyn
  • 178 Walworth Street, Brooklyn
  • 307 Scholes Street, Brooklyn
  • 385 Troutman Street, Brooklyn
  • 210 Cook Street, Brooklyn
  • 28 Greene Street, Manhattan
  • 31 Washington Street, Brooklyn
  • 46-50 Greene Street, Manhattan
  • 64-68 Wooster Street, Manhattan
  • 109 Spring Street, Manhattan
  • 114 Franklin Street, Manhattan
  • 137 Duane Street,. Manhattan
  • 165 West 26th Street, Manhattan
  • 195 Front Street, Brooklyn
  • 265 West 37th Street, Manhattan
  • 315 Berry Street, Brooklyn
  • 358 Broadway, Manhattan
  • 395 Kent Avenue, Brooklyn
  • 425 Broome Street, Manhattan
  • 464 Greenwich Street, Manhattan
  • 480-486 Broadway, Manhattan
  • 812 Broadway, Manhattan
  • 873 Broadway, Manhattan

Prior Loft Law Status Memos:

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