DOB VIOLATIONS

Tenant Shows Airbnb Rental Was for More Than 30 Days

February 25, 2020    

DOB issued five violation notices to landlord based on transient use of an apartment building. These included violations for: (a) per-day penalties for transient use; (b) failure to maintain the building in a safe...

Landlord Fined $1,250 for Padlocking Gate on Side of Building

February 25, 2020    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for failure to maintain a building in a safe and code-compliant manner. The notice stated that there was an illegal chain and lock on passageway gates on one side of the...

Court Upholds DOB Violations Against Landlord for Tenants' Short-Term Rentals

February 24, 2020    

DOB issued six violation notices to landlord between March and September 2017 based on illegal short-term subletting via Airbnb by six tenants in an apartment building. Landlord argued before ECB that the violations...

DOB Can't Prove Landlord Knew of Tenant's Illegal Transient Rental

January 27, 2020    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord based on NYC Admin. Code Section 28-210.3, which makes it unlawful to permit use or occupancy of a dwelling unit classified for permanent residence for other than permanent...

Landlord Fined for Renting Separate Rooms in One Unit

December 20, 2019    

DOB issued four violation notices to landlord concerning work without a permit in an apartment building, occupancy contrary to the building's Certificate of Occupancy (C of O), and failure to comply with prior...

Plumber Who Performed Emergency Work Didn't Violate DOB Procedures

December 20, 2019    

DOB issued two violation notices to landlord's plumber for performing plumbing work without a permit and failure to inspect an alternatively engineered design plumbing system. DOB's inspector said he observed...

DOB Violation Issued When Scaffolding Was Being Dismantled

December 20, 2019    

DOB issued two violation notices to landlord for failing to safeguard all persons and property during construction at its building. DOB's inspector found that scaffolding at the building site was missing netting...

Landlord Fined for Not Correcting Condition Cited in Prior Violation

December 20, 2019    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for failing to comply with a 2018 DOB order, which directed landlord to file a certificate of correction for performing work without a permit in a building's cellar. At a...

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...