Multiple Dwelling Property Inspections (2018MS-1)

Issued Date
August 03, 2018

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Audit Objective

Determine if municipalities are utilizing resources to perform FSPM inspections of residential buildings with three or more dwelling units, at a minimum of every three years and confirming that known violations are corrected.

Key Findings

  • Inspections of multiple dwelling (MD) properties were not always performed, as required. Overall, 59 percent of the PM inspections and 51 percent of the FS inspections were not performed.
  • White Plains, Schenectady and Lackawanna had limited or nonexistent MD inspection programs and Utica did not have a feasible program.
  • Follow-up on violations did not always occur timely to ensure violations were resolved.

Key Recommendations

Develop and institute basic MD inspection program procedures to ensure:

  • All MD properties are inspected, as required.
  • Violation follow-up is accomplished effectively.

1 19 New York Codes Rules and Regulations (NYCRR) 1203.3 (h)(2)
2 See Appendix A.