A gas leak notice provides procedures that tenants should follow when a gas leak is suspected.
On December 6, 2016, New York City created a new requirement for landlords to give and post a gas leak notice.1
A gas leak notice is required for:
- new tenant
- lease renewal
- for all types of dwellings where there is a tenant (1 family, 2 family, and multi-family)
The gas leak notice must also be posted in the common area of the building.
HPD has a sample gas leak notice.
The gas leak notice can be combined with other existing required notices. HPD has a sample combined gas leak and smoke/carbon monoxide detector notice.
Required Signage, HPD:
Post gas leak notice
Property owners of a dwelling are required to provide tenants with a notice regarding procedures that should be followed when a gas leak is suspected. The information must be provided by: delivering such notice to each tenant and prospective tenant of such dwelling (all tenant-occupied units, including 1- and 2- family homes) with the lease or lease renewal form for such tenant or prospective tenant AND posting and maintaining a notice in a common area of the building. The required format for the sign is described in Section 12-11 of Chapter 12 of Title 28 of the Rules of the City of New York. Section 12-12.1 of Chapter 12 of Title 28 of the Rules of the City of new York describes conditions under which a combined notice may be used, combining notice of suspected gas leak procedures with notice for smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors. View Sample Notice - Suspected Gas Leak for suspected gas leak only or Sample Notice - Combined Notice for smoke detectors/carbon monoxide detectors and gas leak notice.
Section of the Law: HMC § 27-2005 (Local Law 153 of 2016)
The Rules of the City of New York > Title 28: Housing Preservation and Development > Chapter 12: Smoke Detecting and Carbon Monoxide Detecting Devices and Systems in Multiple Dwellings (6/2021, Annotated)
Changes made to RCNY Chapter 12 in 2016 (Annotated)
Administrative Code of the City of New York § 27-2005 (Local Law 153 of 2016) (annotated):
Local Law No. 153 of 2016, Council Int. No. 1090-A of 2016. ↩