DOB VIOLATIONS

Landlord Fined for Tenants' Short-Term Rentals of Apartments

May 15, 2019    

DOB issued violation notices to landlord for converting apartments in a multiple dwelling to transient use. Landlord objected, and argued that tenants used their apartments for transient rentals without landlord'...

Landlord Rented Single-Family House for Transient Use

April 28, 2019    

DOB issued five violation notices to landlord of a single-family home for illegally renting the house for transient use, along with related fire code violations. Landlord opposed the violations, but the ALJ ruled...

Landlord Fined for Short-Term Apartment Rental Violations

April 28, 2019    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for illegally converting an apartment in a Class A multiple dwelling to transient use, as well as three related violations for failing to maintain a code-compliant building...

Landlord Didn't Indicate Rent-Regulated Apartments on PW1 Application

April 28, 2019    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for making material false statements in a Plan/Work Application (PW1) filed with DOB. The PW1 indicated that the building contained: (a) no occupied housing units; and (b) no...

Landlord Didn't Indicate in PW1 That Building Contained Rent-Regulated Units

April 28, 2019    

DOB issued violation notices to landlord for making material false statements on a PW1 Plan/Work Application (PW1) filed with DOB, by indicating that the property contained no occupied housing units and no occupied...

DOB Violations for Transient Occupancy Dismissed for Insufficient Proof

April 26, 2019    

(Decision submitted by Sarah Fiona Phillips, Esq., of the Manhattan law firm of Borah, Goldstein, Altschuler, Nahins & Goidel, P.C., attorneys for the landlord.)

Landlord Responsible for Tenant's Illegal Short-Term Rental of Apartment

February 26, 2019    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord based on tenant's transient rental of his apartment. OATH sustained the violation and denied landlord's appeal. Landlord then filed an Article 78 court appeal,...

Court Upholds Violations for Short-Term Rentals

December 24, 2018    

DOB issued violation notices to landlord stating that several apartments in landlord's building were being used for illegal occupancy. The ALJ dismissed the violations after a hearing. DOB appealed, and OATH...

Landlord Fined $52,000 for Tenants' Short-Term Rental Violations

November 12, 2018    

Landlord filed an Article 78 court appeal of an ECB decision finding violation of NYC administrative code provisions based on illegal occupancies and converting permanent residential units into use for transient...

DOB Can't Prove Condo Owner Engaged in Short-Term Rental of Unit

October 27, 2018    

DOB issued violation notices to a condominium unit owner based on the illegal transient rental of an apartment in a Class "A" multiple dwelling. At a hearing, DOB's inspector showed a photograph showing...

Landlord Fined for Performing Electrical Work Without a Permit

October 27, 2018    

DOB issued three violation notices to landlord for performing electrical work without a permit. DOB's inspector testified that he observed new electrical wiring installed in several apartments that didn't...

Landlord Illegally Converted Two-Family Dwelling to Three-Family

October 27, 2018    

DOB issued two violation notices to landlord for doing work without a permit and for altering a residence for occupancy by more than the legally approved number of families. The DOB inspector testified that water and...