DOB VIOLATIONS

Landlord Fined $10,000 for Adding SRO Units to One-Family House

October 28, 2019    

DOB issued 11 violation notices to landlord for altering a residence as a dwelling for more than the legally approved number of families, as well as for failure to comply with an ECB order. DOB's inspector found...

Water and Waste Lines Installed Without Permit

October 22, 2019    

DOB issued two violation notices to landlord for performing work without a permit. DOB's inspector said he observed water and waste lines installed for a residential sink in the building's cellar without a...

Landlord Fined for Terrace Wall Cracks and Window Disrepair

October 22, 2019    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for failing to maintain a building in a safe condition, after its inspector found cracks in an exterior terrace wall, disrepair around the window, and framing that appeared...

Landlord Fined for Illegal Conversion of Garage to Apartment Before He Bought Building

October 22, 2019    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for unlawful conversion of a one-car garage to a Class "A" apartment with kitchen and full bathroom. Landlord claimed that the apartment was already there and...

Contractor Problems No Excuse for Not Curing Violation for Illegal SRO Unit

September 25, 2019    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for failing to remove an illegal SRO unit in landlord's building. Landlord claimed that it hadn't yet obtained certification of correction due to problems with its...

Landlord Fined $11,500 for Illegal Building Alterations

September 25, 2019    

DOB issued violation notices to landlord for converting a two-family residence to include more than the legal number of dwelling units. Landlord claimed that, now that he knew the conversion was illegal, he was...

Landlord Gets Aggravated Penalties for Not Curing Violations

September 25, 2019    

DOB issued violation notices to landlord for failing to correct violations involving conversion of a building to add three illegal housing accommodations, as well as for work without a permit. Landlord disputed the...

OSHA Training Not Required for Facade Workers at Small Site

August 27, 2019    

DOB issued four violation notices to landlord, based on failing to ensure that building facade workers received OSHA training. Landlord claimed that it was an improper party to this violation and asked the ALJ to...

Landlord Fined $625 for Failing to Maintain Boiler

August 27, 2019    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for failing to maintain a boiler. Landlord claimed that he had mitigated the problem before the notice was issued and had corrected it before the first hearing date. But DOB...

Landlord Fined for Illegal Gas Supply to Laundry Room

August 27, 2019    

DOB issued violation notices to landlord for supplying gas to a building without DOB inspection and certification and for maintaining the building in an unsafe condition. DOB's inspector found four illegal gas...

Landlord Fined for Not Acknowledging Rent-Regulated Tenants on Permit Application

August 27, 2019    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for failing to report on a demolition permit application that its building contained occupied apartments and apartments occupied by rent-controlled or rent-stabilized tenants...

Landlord Didn't Acknowledge Rent-Regulated Tenancies on Demolition Permit Application

August 27, 2019    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for making false statements on a demolition permit application. The application indicated that there were no occupied housing accommodations, and no units occupied by rent-...