Residential properties are required to register annually, providing the City with an updated list of building management and contact information. Property owners who fail to validly register their buildings put themselves and their tenants at a disadvantage by making it difficult for the City to contact them or their managing agents in the event of an emergency. When a property is not validly registered owners and agents may not receive: complaint notifications, notices of violation, or be notified of emergency conditions that require immediate action.
Registration violations are common, and in most cases are only mean the owner failed to submit the required paperwork on time. However, an unregistered property may be indicative of a code-defiant landlord who wishes to conceal his identity. If you are considering moving to a building that is not validly registered, you should check with the building management for more information.