Can notices for multi-family housing common area renovations be delivered to the mailboxes of dwelling units, or only to the actual units themselves?
Should a firm decide to comply with the pre-renovation education requirements by hand delivering or mailing “Renovate Right” pamphlets and notices, they may do so either through delivery of the notices directly to tenant units or through delivery to tenant mailboxes. If mailbox delivery is used, both hand delivery and delivery via U.S. mail are acceptable; however, U.S. mail deliveries must be sent seven days prior to the commencement of renovations and documented with a certificate of mailing.
As a practical matter, it may be easier or more efficient to provide notice of renovations in multi-family housing common areas by posting signs. Signs must be posted while the renovation is ongoing and describe the general nature and locations of the renovation and the anticipated completion date. These signs must be posted in areas where they are likely to be seen by the occupants of all of the affected units. The signs must be accompanied by a posted copy of the pamphlet or information on how interested occupants can review a copy of the pamphlet or obtain a copy from the renovation firm at no cost to occupants.