DOB VIOLATIONS

Landlord Fined $1,250 for Corroded, Leaking Gas Pipes and Meters

August 25, 2021    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for failing to maintain a building in a safe and code-compliant manner. DOB's inspector saw gas meters outside the building and gas piping having very heavy corrosion on...

Landlord Fined $1,250 for Building Facade Violation

July 27, 2021    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for failing to maintain a building facade. DOB's inspector observed a crack on a parapet at roof level with a steel beam bearing inside the parapet. This was the...

Landlord Fined $3,750 Based on Tenant's Apartment Sublet for Transient Use

July 27, 2021    

DOB issued two violation notices to landlord, for failure to maintain a building in a code-compliant manner and for failure to provide a fire alarm system. DOB's inspector had observed transient occupancy of an...

Landlord Fined $12,500 for Falling Debris from Back Facade

June 22, 2021    

The DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for failing to maintain building walls and appurtenances. DOB's inspector observed disrepair, deteriorated, loose facade bricks, holes, and falling masonry debris...

Landlord Didn't File Certificate of Correction

June 22, 2021    

DOB issued two violation notices to landlord for failing to comply with a DOB order. Landlord hadn't filed a Certificate of Correction of a 2018 violation for altering a residence as a dwelling for more than the...

Apartment Illegally Converted to SRO Units

June 22, 2021    

DOB issued multiple violation notices to landlord for altering a residence for occupancy for more than the legally authorized number of families and imposing daily penalties for performing work without a permit....

Landlord Corrected DOB Violation in Response to Tenant Complaint

June 21, 2021    

Tenants sued landlord, seeking correction of building conditions. The court ordered landlord to correct all HPD violations in January 2021, but didn't address DOB or ECB violations. Tenants went back to court and...

Court Orders Landlord to Correct DOB and ECB Elevator Violations

February 24, 2021    

Tenants sued landlord, seeking correction of elevator conditions at the building. The court ruled for tenants. Violation status reports showed three open ECB violations placed by DOB. Two of these were non-hazardous...

Landlord Not Responsible for Construction Work Cited in DOB Violation

January 26, 2021    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for failing to maintain fire safety measures during construction. DOB's inspector found that landlord used a kitchen as a storage room for construction materials and...

Landlord Fined $8,750 for Unauthorized Construction and Fire Code Violations

January 26, 2021    

DOB issued five violation notices to landlord for failure to maintain a building in a safe and code-compliant manner. DOB's inspector found unpermitted work in the building's basement, including erected...

Obstruction from Floor Landing to Roof Was Immediately Hazardous Violation

December 21, 2020    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for failure to maintain a building in a code-compliant manner. DOB's inspector observed obstruction of egress on the building's fourth-floor landing to the roof by...

Landlord Fined $70,000 for Illegal Conversion and Short-Term Rentals

December 21, 2020    

DOB issued multiple violation notices to landlord for altering a residence for occupancy by more than the legally authorized number of families, in violation of the building's Certificate of Occupancy, and...