DOB VIOLATIONS

DOB Improperly Delivered Violation Notice

July 27, 2017    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for installing a gas shut-off valve without a plumbing permit. Landlord claimed that the violation notice was improperly delivered. The ALJ ruled against landlord and fined...

DOB Provided No Proof of Claimed Transient Use at Building

July 27, 2017    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for illegally converting an apartment building to transient use, as well as related egress and fire alarm system violations. The ALJ ruled for DOB and fined landlord $5,400....

Landlord Fined $47,400 for Illegal Building Alterations

July 27, 2017    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for altering a building for occupancy by more than the legally approved number of families. Landlord claimed that it received insufficient notice that daily penalties would...

New Landlord Responsible for Violation Caused by Prior Owner

June 27, 2017    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for failing to test a new or altered plumbing system. DOB's inspector noted that he saw new gas piping in the building's cellar with gas being supplied and in use but...

Landlord Responsible for Tenant's Illegal Conversion of One-Family Dwelling

June 26, 2017    

DOB issued violation notices, including a vacate order, to landlord for illegally altering a single-family dwelling into four SRO units. At a hearing, DOB's investigator testified that the SRO rooms were locked,...

Landlord Gets Aggravated Penalties for Pattern of Unreasonable Delays

June 26, 2017    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for failure to file a Cycle 7 technical report for facade work. Landlord said it had DOB permits in place and was in the process of doing the necessary work when the...

Plumber Fined $4,800 for False Statement Denying Installation of Gas Shut-Off Valve

May 23, 2017    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord’s plumber for making a false statement in an application for retesting an existing gas stove from the meter. DOB’s inspector observed a newly installed gas shut-...

Landlord's General Contractor Not Responsible for Hazardous Conditions

May 23, 2017    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord’s general contractor for failing to safeguard the public and property affected by contractor operations at the building. DOB’s inspector observed multiple cables...

Landlord Fined $61,250 for Transient Use of Apartment and Related Fire Code Violations

May 23, 2017    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for illegally converting a five-story Class A multiple dwelling to transient use, and sought per-day penalties for the recurring condition. DOB also issued violations for...

Landlord Fined $53,000 for Illegal Transient Rentals of Apartment

May 23, 2017    

DOB issued violation notices to landlord for using an apartment in a residential building for short-term transient use of less than 30 days. There had been two prior violations. DOB’s inspector testified that...

Landlord Fined $1,000 for Building Facade Cracks

January 25, 2017    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for failing to maintain exterior building walls. DOB’s inspector noted rusted steel lintels about windows at various locations, many vertical and horizontal cracks at...

Landlord Didn't Provide Building Access to Disabled Individuals

January 25, 2017    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for failing to provide building access to public entrances for people with physical disabilities after landlord made alterations. Landlord claimed that DOB shouldn’t be...

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