DOB VIOLATIONS

Landlord Fined $47,400 for Illegal Apartment and SRO Units

December 19, 2017    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for altering a two-family residence to one occupied by five families. DOB's inspector observed the creation of three SRO units on the first floor of the building and one...

Landlord Gets Two Violations, Six Months Apart, for Adding Apartment

December 19, 2017    

DOB issued a violation to landlord for altering a residence for occupancy as a dwelling by more than the legally approved number of families. DOB's inspector noted that landlord converted a two-family dwelling to...

Landlord Fined for Basement Gas Piping Alterations

December 19, 2017    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord after finding several future connections on the gas piping in a building's basement. Landlord sought an adjournment at a hearing in order to produce its plumber as a...

Landlord Fined $1,000 for Corroded Boiler Flu Pipe

December 19, 2017    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord after its inspector found boiler defects. Landlord didn't dispute that the flue pipe was corroded and needed to be replaced with 16-gauge pipe, welded, and supported. But...

Landlord Fined for Tenant Installation Performed While Stop-Work Order in Effect

November 27, 2017    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for performing work while a stop-work order (SWO) was in effect. DOB's inspector saw workers entering the building with trash bags, and saw a ladder, lumber, electric...

Landlord Fined $6,200 for Converting Two Apartments to Seven SRO Units

November 27, 2017    

DOB issued four violation notices to landlord, based on illegal conversion of two Class "A" apartments to three SRO units, failure to install an automatic sprinkler system in the building, failure to...

Landlord Fined for Installing Gas Pipe Fittings Without Permit

November 27, 2017    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord when its inspector found gas pipe fittings and sealant installed in a building's cellar without a permit. Landlord didn't dispute the inspector's observations but...

Landlord Performed Apartment Alteration Work Without Permit

October 30, 2017    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for work without a permit after seeing new waste and water lines installed in a kitchen and bathroom, a new shower body and bathroom faucet, and gas lines to the stove in the...

Landlord Illegally Altered One-Family House to Two-Family

October 30, 2017    

DOB issued two violation notices to landlord for altering a one-family dwelling to a two-family by adding a second-floor apartment with full kitchen, bathroom, and two bedrooms. Landlord claimed that the conversion...

Landlord Fined for Gas Piping Work Done Without DOB Permit

October 30, 2017    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for failing to maintain the building in a code-compliant manner, based on prohibited installation of a gas-fired generator and gas piping without a permit. Landlord claimed...

Unauthorized Apartment Installed Before Landlord Bought Building

October 30, 2017    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for converting the building cellar into a Class "A" apartment with two bedrooms, eat-in kitchen, and three-piece bathroom. The inspector noted walls were put up and...

Landlord Fined for Ceiling Leak and Defective Wiring

October 30, 2017    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for using unapproved electrical materials, equipment, and installations after DOB's inspector found a ceiling fixture in tenant's living room showing signs of water...

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