DOB VIOLATIONS

Landlord Fined for Tenant Installation Performed While Stop-Work Order in Effect

November 27, 2017    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for performing work while a stop-work order (SWO) was in effect. DOB's inspector saw workers entering the building with trash bags, and saw a ladder, lumber, electric...

Landlord Fined $6,200 for Converting Two Apartments to Seven SRO Units

November 27, 2017    

DOB issued four violation notices to landlord, based on illegal conversion of two Class "A" apartments to three SRO units, failure to install an automatic sprinkler system in the building, failure to...

Landlord Fined for Installing Gas Pipe Fittings Without Permit

November 27, 2017    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord when its inspector found gas pipe fittings and sealant installed in a building's cellar without a permit. Landlord didn't dispute the inspector's observations but...

Landlord Performed Apartment Alteration Work Without Permit

October 30, 2017    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for work without a permit after seeing new waste and water lines installed in a kitchen and bathroom, a new shower body and bathroom faucet, and gas lines to the stove in the...

Landlord Illegally Altered One-Family House to Two-Family

October 30, 2017    

DOB issued two violation notices to landlord for altering a one-family dwelling to a two-family by adding a second-floor apartment with full kitchen, bathroom, and two bedrooms. Landlord claimed that the conversion...

Landlord Fined for Gas Piping Work Done Without DOB Permit

October 30, 2017    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for failing to maintain the building in a code-compliant manner, based on prohibited installation of a gas-fired generator and gas piping without a permit. Landlord claimed...

Unauthorized Apartment Installed Before Landlord Bought Building

October 30, 2017    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for converting the building cellar into a Class "A" apartment with two bedrooms, eat-in kitchen, and three-piece bathroom. The inspector noted walls were put up and...

Landlord Fined for Ceiling Leak and Defective Wiring

October 30, 2017    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for using unapproved electrical materials, equipment, and installations after DOB's inspector found a ceiling fixture in tenant's living room showing signs of water...

Landlord Fined $47,400 for Illegally Converting Two-Family to Six SRO Units

September 26, 2017    

DOB issued violation notices to landlord for converting a two-family house to six SRO units. Landlord claimed that she hadn't changed the building since buying it in 2014. She claimed that she lived on the first...

Landlord Fined $49,000 for Converting Two-Family House to Four Apartments

September 26, 2017    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord based on altering a building to create more than the legally approved number of apartments. Landlord had converted a two-family home to a four-family. A second violation was...

Downstream Future Gas Connections Created Immediate Hazard

September 26, 2017    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for future gas connections existing downstream of an appliance. DOB's inspector stated that he saw the future gas connections in the building cellar and that the gas...

Downstream Future Gas Connections Illegal Even if Installed Before 2008

September 26, 2017    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for having future gas connections going downstream from an appliance. DOB's inspector testified that such connections were outlawed in 2008 under Fuel Gas Code Section...

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