Avoiding Liability & Fines: Complying with New Local Law 11 Inspection Requirements

Our experts, including Timothy Lynch from the NYC Department of Buildings, shared best practices to help buildings comply with the updates to New York City's Local Law 11’s Facade Inspection Safety Program, also known as FISP.

Boards and building owners that delay their facade inspection obligations or fail to make necessary repairs face swift and costly consequences and can be held criminally liable in the event of a tragedy. Substantial changes to the inspection and reporting requirements for NYC Local Law 11’s Facade Inspection Safety Program (FISP) have not only significantly increased inspection costs and timeline, the more detailed scrutiny will likely reveal more problems. With penalties for non-compliance up to five times higher than the last cycle, the incentive to inspect thoroughly, file on time, and make repairs within the allotted time frame are clear.