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Monday, November 19, 2012

Landlord Tip - Safety Glass - Is your rental house safe pursuant to statute?

Pursuant to the General Business Law, residential buildings and other dwellings must use safety glass in sliding glass doors, storm doors, shower doors, bathtub enclosures and "fixed glazed panels immediately adjacent to entrance and exit doors which may be mistaken for doors". 

The purpose of this law is to minimize the likelihood of piercing and cutting injuries. 

Landlords, be sure to perform a compliance analysis of your unit before renting. Failure to be in compliance with Statutes and Codes will devastate you if someone is injured in your premises.