DOB VIOLATIONS

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...

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...