Notice Didn't Describe Violating Conditions
LVT Number: 9870
DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for not maintaining an elevator in a safe condition. The notice stated that landlord didn't provide access to the building's machine room and to the overhead and deflector sheave. Landlord objected to the notice, saying that the notice didn't describe why the inspector couldn't gain access. The ALJ ruled for landlord and DOB appealed. ECB ruled against DOB. The notice stated as a violating condition ''no access'' but didn't indicate how that related to not maintaining the elevator.
City of New York v. Pikus: ECB App. No. 19445 (12/14/94) [2-page document]