DOB VIOLATIONS

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...

Landlord Fined $2,400 for False Statement on Alteration Application

August 23, 2018    

DOB issued a violation notice to a building's commercial storefront tenant for making a false statement on a premises alteration application. Tenant checked a box indicating that there was no occupied housing for...

Violation Issued for Installation of Laundry Room Dismissed

August 23, 2018    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for creating and operating a laundry room with four washers and four dryers in a cellar gas meter room. Landlord argued that the laundry room was an allowable accessory use...

Landlord Fined $6,000 for Adding Illegal Cellar Apartments

July 24, 2018    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for creating two illegal Class A apartments in the cellar of a house without a permit. Landlord claimed that the violation notice wasn't properly served. She had to...

Landlord Fined $1,200 for Illegal Alteration of One-Family Dwelling

July 24, 2018    

DOB issued violation notices to landlord for altering a a one-family dwelling into a three-family and for performing work without a permit. Landlord claimed that the conditions preexisted his ownership of the...

Construction Super Fined for Leaving Site Unsupervised

June 24, 2018    

DOB issued a violation notice to a building's construction super because he and his logbook weren't on site when unsafe excavation work was performed. This caused a section of the building's foundation...

Landlord Responsible for Defective Electrical Condition in Sidewalk Shed

June 24, 2018    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for failing to ground electrical conductive materials in a fully operational sidewalk shed outside a residential building. DOB found that this created a severe hazard to...

Landlord Fined $46,000 for Tenant's Short-Term Rental of Apartment

May 20, 2018    

DOB issued violations notices to landlord for use of a Class "A" multiple dwelling for other than permanent residential use. Landlord argued that apartment tenant created the violation, that landlord didn...