NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg Signs New Owner Disclosure Law

On September 8, 2010, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed a new law that will require owners of multiple dwellings to provide the New York City Department of Housing Preservation & Development (HPD) with their names, business and residential addresses and telephone numbers on an annual basis. The law also requires all shareholders who hold at least 25% of a corporation, partnership or limited liability company to comply with the disclosure requirements as well. Finally, the law mandates that a U.S. postal service mail box can not be used as a valid address.