Adjoining property construction has become an increasing concern in New York City as damage claims continue to mount. In 2014 one of the important changes to the NYC Building Code was the new requirement for a pre-construction survey to be performed in certain instances. Pursuant to newly added section 3309.4.3:
The extent of the surveying required is not specified but entry into adjacent structures can sometimes be problematic. Careful attention to code notice requirements is key to avoiding, or at least limiting, future potential liability.