N.Y. Public Health Law Section 1374


In the event of failure to comply with an order issued pursuant to this title and containing provision for such application, the officer issuing the order may apply to a court of competent jurisdiction in the county wherein the dwelling is located for an order appointing such officer or his designee receiver of the rents of such dwelling for the purpose of effectuating the provisions of such order.


An application for appointment of a receiver hereunder shall be on at least ten days’ notice to the owner of the dwelling, effected in the same manner as in an action to foreclose a mortgage. A receiver appointed hereunder shall not have any right superior to those of any mortgagee or lienor of record who has not had at least ten days’ notice, by personal service or registered or certified mail, of the application for appointment of a receiver.


A receiver appointed hereunder shall have the power to collect the accrued and accruing rents of the dwelling and shall apply such collected rents to costs and expenses incurred in connection with (a) removing, replacing, repainting and covering surfaces of the dwelling necessary to effectuate the provisions of the order of abatement, (b) interim operation and management of the dwelling, (c) administration of the receivership.


As soon as practicable after completion of his duties, the receiver shall render a full accounting to the court and, upon payment over of any surplus moneys to the owner or other persons as the court may approve or direct and upon the order of the court, he shall be relieved of any further responsibility or liability in connection with his receivership.

Source: Section 1374 — Receivership, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/PBH/1374 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Dec. 2, 2023).

Dec. 2, 2023

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

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