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2009-B-13: Revised "Certification of Commercial Lease" Form

To: Housing Companies with Commercial Space
     Owners, Managing Agents and Site Managers

From: Robert Damico, Downstate Director
          Housing Management Bureau

Date: August 24, 2009

Subject: Revised "Certification of Commercial Lease" Form

On June 8, 2009 DHCR issued Management Bureau Memorandum #2009-B-08, "Procedure for Certification of Commercial Leases", which included a revised HM-59 transmittal form that enables the housing company to self-certify commercial leases and, in most cases, eliminates the need for prior DHCR approval.

Although all of the procedures are applicable as stated in the June 8th memorandum, the HM-59 form itself contained several minor errors and inconsistencies which have been corrected on the attached revision. Please replace all earlier versions of the HM-59 form with the attached "Certification of Commercial Lease" (HM-59 [8/09]), which is available in a fillable pdf format on DHCR's website at:

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused and our thanks go to the interested party who advised us of the necessary improvements. Should you have any questions concerning the self certification procedure, please contact your assigned Housing Management Representative.

-Robert Damico

Last updated on 05/11/10