DOB VIOLATIONS

Landlord Fined for Illegal Gas Supply to Laundry Room

August 27, 2019    

DOB issued violation notices to landlord for supplying gas to a building without DOB inspection and certification and for maintaining the building in an unsafe condition. DOB's inspector found four illegal gas...

Landlord Fined for Not Acknowledging Rent-Regulated Tenants on Permit Application

August 27, 2019    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for failing to report on a demolition permit application that its building contained occupied apartments and apartments occupied by rent-controlled or rent-stabilized tenants...

Landlord Didn't Acknowledge Rent-Regulated Tenancies on Demolition Permit Application

August 27, 2019    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for making false statements on a demolition permit application. The application indicated that there were no occupied housing accommodations, and no units occupied by rent-...

Landlord Fined $800 for Installing Canopy and Awning Without DOB Permits

July 15, 2019    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for work without a permit based on a canopy and awning installed in front of the building. Landlord claimed that it had obtained two DOT canopy permits for the location valid...

Landlord Fined $12,850 for Transient Use of Apartment

July 15, 2019    

DOB issued six violation notices to landlord, all resulting from DOB's finding of transient use of apartments in a Class "A" multiple dwelling. The ALJ ruled for DOB and fined landlord $12,850 for...

Landlord Fined $22,500 for Transient Occupancy in Residential Building

July 15, 2019    

DOB issued four violation notices to landlord concerning illegal conversion of a Class "A" multiple dwelling to transient use. The ALJ dismissed two of the violations, finding that they failed to set forth...

Landlord Fined $60,000 for Illegally Altering Two-Family Dwelling to Six Units

July 15, 2019    

DOB issued violation notices to landlord based on altering a dwelling to more than the legally approved number of families. The Certificate of Occupancy (C of O) permitted a two-family dwelling, but the inspector...

Landlord Fined for Fire Code Violation Based on Transient Use of Apartments

July 15, 2019    

DOB issued four violation notices to landlord based on failure to maintain a building in a safe and code-compliant manner and failure to install a fire alarm system. The DOB inspector cited transient occupancy of two...

Landlord Fined over $50,000 for Illegal Conversion of Two-Family House

June 23, 2019    

DOB issued violation notices to landlord for illegally altering a two-family house into four family units. DOB's inspector found one class "A" apartment at the cellar, first-, second-, and third-floor...

Landlord Fined $7,500 for Facade Violations

June 23, 2019    

DOB issued violation notices to landlord for failing to maintain a building in a safe and code-compliant manner. The violations concerned a missing drain spout, defective coping stone on the parapet, missing mortar,...

Landlord Fined for Tenants' Short-Term Rentals of Apartments

May 15, 2019    

DOB issued violation notices to landlord for converting apartments in a multiple dwelling to transient use. Landlord objected, and argued that tenants used their apartments for transient rentals without landlord'...

Landlord Rented Single-Family House for Transient Use

April 28, 2019    

DOB issued five violation notices to landlord of a single-family home for illegally renting the house for transient use, along with related fire code violations. Landlord opposed the violations, but the ALJ ruled...