BUILDING VIOLATIONS

Landlord Must Pay $21,000 for Failing to Provide Cooking Gas for Two Years

August 24, 2022    

Tenants sued landlord in an HP proceeding, claiming harassment in violation of Housing Maintenance Code (HMC) Section 27-2004(a)(48). Tenants asked the court to rule in their favor without a trial, arguing there was...

Landlord Fined $10,000 for Advertising Short-Term Rentals for Boarders

July 24, 2022    

The Mayor's Office of Special Enforcement (OSE) issued two violation notices to landlord for posting two ads for Airbnb short-term rentals inside the building. Landlord argued that the ads were for the rental of...

HPD Gets $706K in Civil Penalties for Landlord's Failure to Correct Violations

July 21, 2022    

HPD sued landlord in housing court, seeking correction of violations of the Housing Maintenance Code, as well as penalties for failure to complete repairs. Landlord claimed that it had completed repairs and that...

Court Won't Dismiss HP Proceeding Against NYCHA Based on Unreported HPD Violations

June 27, 2022    

Tenant sued landlord in an HP proceeding, seeking an order to correct housing violations as well as a finding that landlord had harassed her. In response to the case, HPD inspected and found 13 unreported violations...

Landlord Fined $10,000 for Advertising for Short-Term Renters Outside Her Building

June 27, 2022    

The Mayor's Office of Special Enforcement (OSE) issued two violation notices to landlord for unlawful advertisements placed outside a Class "A" multiple dwelling. The ads concerned rental of an...

Tenants Can't Demand DOB Inspection Under Housing Maintenance Code

May 25, 2022    

Tenants sued landlord in an HP proceeding after a seven-alarm fire in the building in July 2012. Tenants sought to compel landlords to correct building violations and provide for further DOB inspection. The court...

Hearing Showed Landlord Remediated Mold Condition

February 21, 2022    

Long-term tenant sued landlord and HPD in 2016, seeking an order directing them to correct Housing Maintenance Code (HMC) violations. Tenant claimed that there was chronic water intrusion into his apartment, high...

Pandemic Laws Can't Prevent Landlord from Immediate Abatement of Unsafe Conditions

January 26, 2022    

Landlord sued to evict ETPA tenant for nonpayment of rent, claiming tenant owed $6,800 in arrears. Tenant consented to admitting landlord to the apartment to make repairs while the case was pending. But tenant later...

Landlord Must Repair Apartment Conditions Even While Nonpayment Claim Delayed

January 19, 2022    

Landlord sued to evict ETPA tenant for nonpayment of rent in December 2019. In February 2020, tenant filed a court form listing living conditions needing repair (the "court's living conditions form")....

Court Denies Landlord's Request for More Time to Correct Violations

December 14, 2021    

Tenant sued landlord and HPD in housing court, seeking an order to correct violations in her apartment. In August 2020, the trial court ordered landlord and HPD to correct violations by Oct. 5, 2020. Landlord later...

Landlord Claims Economic Infeasibility in Tenant Case Seeking Correction of Violations

May 6, 2021    

Displaced tenants sued landlord, seeking correction of conditions at their building. DOB had issued a vacate order in November 2020 due to a fire. Landlord raised a number of defenses, and tenants asked the court to...

Landlord Must Correct HPD Violations and Remediate Mold

March 26, 2021    

Tenant sued landlord, seeking correction of violations in her apartment. The trial court ruled for tenant. HPD inspection found roach and mice infestation, as well as other violations. Tenant testified that landlord...