DOB VIOLATIONS

Landlord Can't Avoid $87,000 Fine for Tenant's Short-Term Rentals

March 24, 2020    

Landlord sued DOB, seeking removal of fines, penalties, and violations issued by DOB since December 2017 based on illegal short-term apartment rentals. Landlord had been fined a total of $87,000 since that time....

Crack in Stucco Over Brick Wall Wasn't Immediately Hazardous Violation

March 23, 2020    

DOB issued two violation notices to landlord for failure to maintain building walls or appurtenances. DOB designated the 30-foot vertical crack from the first floor to the roof parapet as a Class I violation. DOB...

Landlord Fined $6,250 for Adding Illegal Apartment

March 23, 2020    

DOB issued three violation notices to landlord for: (a) failure to maintain a building in a safe and compliant manner; (b) alteration of a residence as a dwelling for more than the legally approved number of families...

Transient Occupancy Without C of O Was Immediately Hazardous Violation

March 23, 2020    

DOB issued three violation notices to landlord for: (a) occupancy in a manner contrary to that allowed by DOB records; (b) failure to install a fire alarm system; and (c) failure to maintain a building in a safe and...

Landlord Fined $26,000 for Not Having Proper Fire Alarm System

February 25, 2020    

DOB issued five violation notices to landlord based on failure to install a code-compliant fire alarm system in an apartment building used for transient occupancy. DOB also sought aggravated penalties because this...

Dust During Renovations Created Lead Paint Hazard

February 25, 2020    

DOB issued  a violation notice to landlord for failing to provide reasonable protections for occupants against hazard and nuisance during building demolition or construction activity. The violation stated that,...

Tenant Shows Airbnb Rental Was for More Than 30 Days

February 25, 2020    

DOB issued five violation notices to landlord based on transient use of an apartment building. These included violations for: (a) per-day penalties for transient use; (b) failure to maintain the building in a safe...

Landlord Fined $1,250 for Padlocking Gate on Side of Building

February 25, 2020    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for failure to maintain a building in a safe and code-compliant manner. The notice stated that there was an illegal chain and lock on passageway gates on one side of the...

Court Upholds DOB Violations Against Landlord for Tenants' Short-Term Rentals

February 24, 2020    

DOB issued six violation notices to landlord between March and September 2017 based on illegal short-term subletting via Airbnb by six tenants in an apartment building. Landlord argued before ECB that the violations...

DOB Can't Prove Landlord Knew of Tenant's Illegal Transient Rental

January 27, 2020    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord based on NYC Admin. Code Section 28-210.3, which makes it unlawful to permit use or occupancy of a dwelling unit classified for permanent residence for other than permanent...

Landlord Fined for Renting Separate Rooms in One Unit

December 20, 2019    

DOB issued four violation notices to landlord concerning work without a permit in an apartment building, occupancy contrary to the building's Certificate of Occupancy (C of O), and failure to comply with prior...

Plumber Who Performed Emergency Work Didn't Violate DOB Procedures

December 20, 2019    

DOB issued two violation notices to landlord's plumber for performing plumbing work without a permit and failure to inspect an alternatively engineered design plumbing system. DOB's inspector said he observed...