DOB VIOLATIONS

Landlord Responsible for Tenant's Unlawful Short-Term Apartment Rentals

November 21, 2019    

Landlord filed an Article 78 appeal of ECB's decision imposing penalties on landlord based on tenant's unauthorized short-term apartment rentals of two apartments through Airbnb. ECB had fined landlord $51,...

Landlord Fined $8,750 for Tenant's Short-Term Sublets

November 20, 2019    

DOB issued four violation notices to landlord for: (a) converting a permanent dwelling to transient use; (b) failing to maintain a building in a code-compliant manner; and (c) failing to provide a fire alarm system....

Landlord Didn't Comply with DOB Order Concerning Short-Term Rental Violations

November 20, 2019    

DOB issued four violation notices to landlord based on failure to comply with a 2011 DOB order and to file a certificate of correction. DOB had previously issued violations based on short-term rentals at the building...

Landlord Held Responsible for Tenant's Airbnb Rentals

November 20, 2019    

DOB issued five violation notices to landlord based on illegal conversion of a dwelling unit for transient occupancy, failing to maintain a code-compliant premises, and failing to install a fire alarm system. DOB...

Landlord Fined $8,750 for Unauthorized Gas Piping and Fittings

November 20, 2019    

DOB issued three violation notices to landlord for: (a) working without a permit; (b) failing to have plumbing system tested; and (c) supplying gas to the buildings without DOB inspections and certifications. DOB...

Landlord Fined $10,000 for Adding SRO Units to One-Family House

October 28, 2019    

DOB issued 11 violation notices to landlord for altering a residence as a dwelling for more than the legally approved number of families, as well as for failure to comply with an ECB order. DOB's inspector found...

Water and Waste Lines Installed Without Permit

October 22, 2019    

DOB issued two violation notices to landlord for performing work without a permit. DOB's inspector said he observed water and waste lines installed for a residential sink in the building's cellar without a...

Landlord Fined for Terrace Wall Cracks and Window Disrepair

October 22, 2019    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for failing to maintain a building in a safe condition, after its inspector found cracks in an exterior terrace wall, disrepair around the window, and framing that appeared...

Landlord Fined for Illegal Conversion of Garage to Apartment Before He Bought Building

October 22, 2019    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for unlawful conversion of a one-car garage to a Class "A" apartment with kitchen and full bathroom. Landlord claimed that the apartment was already there and...

Contractor Problems No Excuse for Not Curing Violation for Illegal SRO Unit

September 25, 2019    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for failing to remove an illegal SRO unit in landlord's building. Landlord claimed that it hadn't yet obtained certification of correction due to problems with its...

Landlord Fined $11,500 for Illegal Building Alterations

September 25, 2019    

DOB issued violation notices to landlord for converting a two-family residence to include more than the legal number of dwelling units. Landlord claimed that, now that he knew the conversion was illegal, he was...

Landlord Gets Aggravated Penalties for Not Curing Violations

September 25, 2019    

DOB issued violation notices to landlord for failing to correct violations involving conversion of a building to add three illegal housing accommodations, as well as for work without a permit. Landlord disputed the...