DOB VIOLATIONS

DOB Violations for Transient Occupancy Dismissed for Insufficient Proof

April 26, 2019    

(Decision submitted by Sarah Fiona Phillips, Esq., of the Manhattan law firm of Borah, Goldstein, Altschuler, Nahins & Goidel, P.C., attorneys for the landlord.)

Landlord Responsible for Tenant's Illegal Short-Term Rental of Apartment

February 26, 2019    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord based on tenant's transient rental of his apartment. OATH sustained the violation and denied landlord's appeal. Landlord then filed an Article 78 court appeal,...

Court Upholds Violations for Short-Term Rentals

December 24, 2018    

DOB issued violation notices to landlord stating that several apartments in landlord's building were being used for illegal occupancy. The ALJ dismissed the violations after a hearing. DOB appealed, and OATH...

Landlord Fined $52,000 for Tenants' Short-Term Rental Violations

November 12, 2018    

Landlord filed an Article 78 court appeal of an ECB decision finding violation of NYC administrative code provisions based on illegal occupancies and converting permanent residential units into use for transient...

DOB Can't Prove Condo Owner Engaged in Short-Term Rental of Unit

October 27, 2018    

DOB issued violation notices to a condominium unit owner based on the illegal transient rental of an apartment in a Class "A" multiple dwelling. At a hearing, DOB's inspector showed a photograph showing...

Landlord Fined for Performing Electrical Work Without a Permit

October 27, 2018    

DOB issued three violation notices to landlord for performing electrical work without a permit. DOB's inspector testified that he observed new electrical wiring installed in several apartments that didn't...

Landlord Illegally Converted Two-Family Dwelling to Three-Family

October 27, 2018    

DOB issued two violation notices to landlord for doing work without a permit and for altering a residence for occupancy by more than the legally approved number of families. The DOB inspector testified that water and...

Landlord Fined $36,400 for Illegally Adding SROs to Two-Family Dwelling

September 22, 2018    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for converting a two-family residence to an illegal seven-family residence by adding four SRO units and one Class "A" apartment. DOB's inspector presented...

Landlord Received Reduced Penalty for Fixing Exit Doors

September 22, 2018    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for failing to maintain the required number of exits. DOB's inspector stated that the building's exit doors weren't self-closing at the first-floor and cellar...

Violation Against Wrong Condo Owner for Short-Term Rental Dismissed

September 22, 2018    

DOB issued a violation notice to a condominium unit owner for illegally using a Class "A" multiple dwelling unit for transient use. The unit owner testified that he didn't own Apartment A1R, which was...

Landlord Fined $62,500 for Short-Term Rentals at Residential Building

September 22, 2018    

DOB issued four violation notices to landlord based on illegal conversion of dwelling units from permanent residences to transient use. At a hearing, DOB's inspector testified that he interviewed four occupants...

Landlord Fined for Transient Use of Two-Family Dwelling

September 22, 2018    

DOB issued violation notices to landlord for using a two-family dwelling containing Class "A" apartments for transient use. DOB relied on HPD records showing that an inspector interviewed occupants who said...