DOB VIOLATIONS

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...

Landlord Showed Laundry Room Was in Basement When He Bought Building

August 24, 2020    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for performing work without a permit. DOB's inspector found an unauthorized storage room and laundry room in the building's basement with water and waste lines...

Landlord Fined $1,250 for Failing to Maintain Boiler

August 24, 2020    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord in 2018 for failing to maintain a building's boiler. DOB's inspector noted that the boiler had missing insulation, a missing spill switch, and an incorrect flue gauge...

Landlord Fined $2,500 for Illegal Occupancy of Cellar

August 24, 2020    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for creating rooms for living and sleeping in a building's cellar, where there was inadequate natural light and ventilation. Landlord argued that he rented out the cellar...

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...