DOB VIOLATIONS

Landlord Not Responsible for Construction Work Cited in DOB Violation

January 26, 2021    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for failing to maintain fire safety measures during construction. DOB's inspector found that landlord used a kitchen as a storage room for construction materials and...

Landlord Fined $8,750 for Unauthorized Construction and Fire Code Violations

January 26, 2021    

DOB issued five violation notices to landlord for failure to maintain a building in a safe and code-compliant manner. DOB's inspector found unpermitted work in the building's basement, including erected...

Obstruction from Floor Landing to Roof Was Immediately Hazardous Violation

December 21, 2020    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for failure to maintain a building in a code-compliant manner. DOB's inspector observed obstruction of egress on the building's fourth-floor landing to the roof by...

Landlord Fined $70,000 for Illegal Conversion and Short-Term Rentals

December 21, 2020    

DOB issued multiple violation notices to landlord for altering a residence for occupancy by more than the legally authorized number of families, in violation of the building's Certificate of Occupancy, and...

Landlord Held Responsible for Tenant's Short-Term Rentals

December 21, 2020    

DOB issued two violations to landlord of a two-family dwelling for permitting its tenants to conduct short-term rentals of the premises. The NYC Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings (OATH) affirmed the...

Court Can't Order Landlord to Restore Stove in Illegal Apartment

December 10, 2020    

Tenant started an HP case against landlord in housing court, seeking repairs, restoration of a removed stove, and correction of building violations. Tenant had moved into the basement apartment in January 2020. After...

Landlord to Pay City $290,000 to Settle Short-Term Rental Violation

September 28, 2020    

Tenants and the City of New York sued landlord for offering improper short-term rentals at an Upper West Side building. All parties entered into a court-ordered settlement by which landlord agreed to comply with the...

Landlord Fined $2,500 for Peeling Paint and Plaster

September 28, 2020    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for failure to maintain building walls and appurtenances. DOB's inspector found peeling paint and plaster at the building entrance and entrance staircase. Large pieces of...

Landlord Fined $8,750 for Renting Apartment for Transient Occupancy

September 28, 2020    

DOB issued four violations to landlord for occupancy contrary to that allowed by DOB records, failure to maintain the premises in a code-compliant manner, and failure to provide fire alarms. DOB's inspector...

Landlord Didn't Protect Adjoining Building's Windows During Construction

September 28, 2020    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for failing to provide window protection for an adjoining building during exterior construction work at its building. Landlord argued that, since her building was a two-...

Landlord Performed Clean-Up Work While Stop-Work Order in Effect

September 28, 2020    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for unlawfully continuing work at a building while on notice of a stop-work (SWO). DOB's inspector found three workers painting walls at the first floor of the building,...

Landlord Fined Over $10,000 for Gutting Building Without Permits

September 28, 2020    

DOB issued eight violation notices to landlord for work without a permit and failure to maintain a building in a safe and code-compliant manner. The vacant, four-story building had been fully gutted. There was...