BUILDING VIOLATIONS

BUILDING VIOLATIONS

Brookhaven Landlord Convicted of Criminal Charges

December 26, 2018    

The Town of Brookhaven filed criminal charges against landlord for violating the Town Code by converting a single-family home to multifamily use by alterations performed without required building permits and...

Landlord's Employee Fined $10K for Advertising Short-Term Rentals on Airbnb

July 24, 2018    

The Mayor's Office of Special Enforcement (OSE) issued 10 violation notices to landlord's employee for unlawfully advertising apartments of three Lower East Side buildings for short-term rentals of less than...

Tenant Claims Excessive Apartment Heat Outside Heating Season

May 29, 2018    

Tenant brought an HP proceeding against landlord in housing court, claiming there was excessive heat in her apartment. HPD's inspector visited the apartment in September 2016 and found no violation. The court...

Building Was Altered Without Valid C of O

May 20, 2018    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for altering a building occupied without a valid certificate of occupancy (C of O). DOB's inspector observed a class A apartment in the cellar with full kitchen, gas...

Landlord Fined $1,000 for Advertising Short-Term Rental on Airbnb

April 22, 2018    

The Mayor's Office of Special Enforcement issued a violation notice to landlord for unlawfully advertising for short-term rentals on Airbnb.com. Landlord objected at a hearing, although she admitted she had...

Mayor's Office Didn't Prove Landlord Advertised for Unlawful Short-Term Rentals

April 22, 2018    

The Mayor's Office of Special Enforcement issued three violation notices to landlord after observing three separate unlawful advertisements for short-term apartment rentals on Airbnb.com's website, in...

Landlord Must Pay HPD Over $30,000 for Failing to Repair Conditions

December 19, 2017    

Tenant sued landlord, seeking removal of housing violations. The court issued an interim order directing landlord to correct class B violations. Tenant later asked the court to hold landlord in contempt for failing...

Village Must Give Landlord Miranda Warning When Charging with Criminal Building Code Violations

July 20, 2017    

The Village of Westbury charged landlord of single-family home with criminal violation of 17 Building Code provisions involving construction, conversion, and renting without a permit, as well as electrical and...

HPD Order Directs Landlord to Replace Floor Joists and Water Supply Lines

May 30, 2017    

Landlord sued to vacate an Alternate Enforcement (AEP) order issued by HPD, which directed landlord to remove Housing Maintenance Code violations. The court ruled against landlord, who appealed and won in part. The...

Partial Use of Multiple Dwelling as Transient Hotel Violated C of O

February 10, 2017    

ECB ruled that landlord’s use of the building violated its certificate of occupancy, zoning rules, and the building code. Landlord filed an Article 78 appeal, claiming that ECB’s decision was unreasonable...

Schenectady Building Inspection Rules Are Constitutional

December 20, 2015    

Landlord sued the City of Schenectady, claiming that the City’s Rental Certificate Ordinance (RCO) violated the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which barred unreasonable search and seizure, as well...

Court Rejects HPD Vacate Order

September 22, 2015    

Tenants sued HPD to stop HPD from enforcing a vacate order issued on Dec. 9, 2014. HPD claimed that there were various unsafe conditions at the building. Tenants claimed that HPD’s inspection report was false...