Distress Signals Lookup

What is this?

Search for any NYC building for free to discover if it has one or more of 15 distress signals. Enter an address with borough, BBL or BIN to reveal if the parcel is impacted by significant court filings, bankruptcy, DOB violations, HPD fines and more in the last 12 months. Many of these datasets are updated daily and allow real estate professionals to quickly check properties for these important metrics.


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The Signals

DOB Violations

DAILY

DOB violations issued when properties are not in compliance with the law, construction codes, zoning codes or city regulations. There typically is no court appearance but some DOB violations have fines, and serious conditions may lead to court summons and prosecution. Open violations can prevent an owner from selling or refinancing.

ECB Penalties

DAILY

Penalties from DOB violations that are heard before the Environmental Control Board/Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings (ECB/OATH). They stem from violations of law, regulation or zoning. Failures to clear the violation lead to penalties. Open violations can prevent an owner from selling or refinancing.

Housing Violations

DAILY

HPD issues violations against rental dwelling units that violate the New York City using Maintenance Code (HMC) or the New York State Multiple Dwelling Law (MDL). Violations are closed when they are corrected. HPD categories are Class A (non-hazardous), Class B (hazardous) and Class C (immediately hazardous).

Foreclosure/Bankruptcy

DAILY COMING SOON

This dataset tracks foreclosures, bankruptcies, partnership disputes, ground lease evictions and other legal disputes.

Evictions/Possessions

DAILY

This dataset lists pending, scheduled and executed possessions and evictions compiled from the majority of New York City Marshals.

OATH Penalties

DAILY

The OATH Hearings Division Case Status dataset contains information about alleged public safety and quality of life violations that are filed and adjudicated through the City’s administrative law court, the NYC Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings (OATH) and provides information about the infraction charged, decision outcome, payments, amounts and fees relating to the case. The summonses listed in this dataset are issued and filed at the OATH Hearings Division by City enforcement agencies.

AEP

ANNUAL

The annual Alternate Enforcement Program (AEP) lists all buildings that the HPD designates severely distressed. This dataset includes all buildings selected for participation in the AEP and the current status of the building in the program.

HWO Charges

MONTHLY

The Handyman Work Order (HWO) data set contains info on work orders created for emergency repair work when an owner fails to address a hazardous condition. HPD issues violations when an owner fails to address a condition.

OMO Charges

MONTHLY

The Open Market Order (OMO) data set contains info on work orders created through HPD's Emergency Repair Program, Alternative Enforcement Program and Demolition programs and fees assessed against properties by HPD pursuant to the Housing Maintenance Code. The work orders are created to conduct emergency repair work when an owner fails to address a hazardous condition.

Indoor Environmental Complaints

MONTHLY

This data is largely received via complaints to 311; Each record represents a single complaint; This data can be used to help determine if the DOHMH has received an environmental complaint from a particular address; The listing of a particular address does not indicate that a condition or violation was found, only that a complaint was made to DOHMH.

Housing Litigations

MONTHLY

The Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Housing Litigation Division (HLD) initiates' actions in the Housing Court against owners of privately-owned buildings to enforce compliance with the housing quality standards contained in the New York State Multiple Dwelling Law and the New York City Housing Maintenance Code. HLD attorneys also represent HPD when tenants initiate actions against private owners. HPD is automatically named as party to such actions. The goal of these court proceedings is to obtain enforceable Orders to Correct, Civil Penalties (fines) and Contempt Sanctions, compelling owners to comply with the Housing Code.

Vacate/Repair Orders

MONTHLY

The Department of Housing Preservation and Development issues vacate and repair orders.

HPD Fees

MONTHLY

Contains information about fees assessed against properties by Housing Preservation and Development pursuant to the Housing Maintenance Code.

CONH

MONTHLY

Checks if building is subject to Certification of No Harassment (CONH) Pilot Program.

Landmark Violations

QUARTERLY

The Landmarks violations contain information related to designated landmark violations issued by the Landmarks Preservation Commission.