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When are NYC landlords required to provide heating and hot water?

Building owners are legally required to provide heat and hot water to their tenants.


When Landlords Must Provide Hot Water


Hot water must be provided 365 days per year at a constant minimum temperature of 120 degrees Fahrenheit.


When Landlords Must Provide Heat


Heat must be provided between October 1st and May 31st, i.e. "Heat Season," under the following conditions:

Day


Between the hours of 6:00am and 10:00pm, if the outside temperature falls below 55 degrees, the inside temperature is required to be at least 68 degrees Fahrenheit.

Night

Between the hours of 10:00pm and 6:00am, the inside temperature is required to be at least 62 degrees Fahrenheit.


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