New Legislation Requiring Mailboxes In Residential Hotels

New Legislation Requiring Mailboxes In Residential Hotels

On April 20, 2006, the mayor signed Ordinance 73-06, which added Chapter 41E to the Administrative Code to require residential hotel owners to provide Postal Service-approved mail receptacles for each residential unit within one year of the effective date of the ordinance. Since the ordinance was effective May 20, 2006, owners must comply by May 20, 2007. The Ordinance also amended Rent Ordinance Section 37.14 to allow a former or current permanent resident of a residential hotel to file a tenant petition at the Rent Board for violation of the mailbox ordinance and for a corresponding reduction in rent.