DOB VIOLATIONS

Landlord Fined for Transient Occupancy in Class "A" Multiple Dwelling

July 28, 2020    

DOB issued three violation notices to landlord based on using a permanent dwelling for transient resident purposes, failure to maintain a building in a safe and code-compliant manner, and failure to provide a fire...

Landlord Gets Second Chance to Prove Illegal Unit Was Pre-Existing Condition

July 28, 2020    

DOB issued violation notices to landlord for altering a two-family residence for more than the legally approved number of families, and for work without a permit. DOB claimed that the buildings' C of O authorized...

Landlord Fined $50,500 for Illegally Altering Two-Family House

July 28, 2020    

DOB issued violation notices to landlord for illegally altering a two-family dwelling and for work without a permit. DOB's inspector saw a Class "A" apartment in the cellar, and three SRO units on the...

Any Grandfathering of Landlord's Advertising Sign Had Expired

July 28, 2020    

DOB issued violation notices to landlord for posting an advertising sign in a residential district and, later, for failing to correct the violation. At a hearing, landlord claimed that the sign had been "...

Landlord Didn't Prove It Was Impossible to Correct Violations

July 28, 2020    

DOB issued two violation notices to landlord for failing to correct violating conditions set forth in prior notices. Landlord claimed that tenants illegally removed a wall and installed a stove and mobile shower at...

Landlord Left Damaged, Vacant Building to Deteriorate

July 28, 2020    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for failing to maintain a building's walls or appurtenances. DOB's inspector observed the entire building in extreme disrepair and vacant due to fire damage. The...

Was Five-Family Building Improperly Converted to 16-Unit SRO?

July 28, 2020    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for building occupancy contrary to the Certificate of Occupancy (C of O). DOB's inspector found that, although the C of O listed one store and five family units, the...

Future Gas Connections Would Facilitate Illegal Gas Hookups

June 26, 2020    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for failing to maintain a building in a safe and code-compliant manner. DOB's inspector observed in a commercial area of the building's cellar future gas connections...

Landlord Did Electrical and Plumbing Work Without a Permit

June 26, 2020    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for performing work at its building without a permit. At an apartment in the building, DOB's inspector found electrical work in progress, including new wiring and devices...

Landlord That Sublet to Corporate Residence Provider Responsible for Illegal Rentals

June 26, 2020    

DOB issued three violation notices to landlord in connection with illegal conversion of a permanent dwelling to transient use, failure to maintain a premises in a code-compliant manner, and failure to install a fire...

Landlord Fined for Short-Term Rental for Nine Guests in Two-Family House

June 26, 2020    

DOB issued four violation notices to landlord for booking short-term rentals through Airbnb for the first floor of a two-family house for nine guests. At a hearing, landlord argued that the DOB inspector's...

Landlord Didn't Have Trained Construction Supervisor on Site

June 26, 2020    

DOB issued two violation notices to landlord for failing to ensure that on-site workers completed required training. DOB's inspector had found a construction site worker at the building working without OSHA 10-...