Loft buildings in New York City that meet the criteria set forth in the Loft Law (Multiple Dwelling Law Article 7-C) are covered by the law as "Interim Multiple Dwellings" (IMDs) and are under the Loft Board's jurisdiction.
Generally speaking, a building that meets the following criteria will be subject to the Loft Law if:
1. There was a registration application or coverage application filed for the unit prior to March 11, 2014.
2. The building possesses no residential certificate of occupancy pursuant to §301 of the Multiple Dwelling Law;
3. The building was used in the past for manufacturing, commercial or warehousing purposes; and
4a. There were three or more residential tenants living in separate apartments in the building in the 20-month period between April 1, 1980, and December 1, 1981; or
4b. There were three or more residential tenants living in separate apartments in the building for a consecutive 12 month period between January 1, 2008 and December 31, 2009.
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