DOS VIOLATIONS

Landlord Left Unsealed Mattress Out for Collection

October 22, 2019    

DOS issued a violation notice to landlord for improper disposal of bedding. Landlord claimed that the notice was unclear, but the ALJ found that it clearly stated that "one mattress not placed in a securely...

Landlord Fined $100 for Snow/Ice Condition in Front of Building

September 25, 2019    

DOS issued a violation notice to landlord for a snow/ice condition on the sidewalk in front of landlord's building. Landlord argued that she was away on the day of the snowstorm and didn't return until the...

Landlord Fined for Placing Open Cardboard Boxes Out for Collection

August 27, 2019    

DOS issued three violation notices to landlord for placing a cardboard box outside for trash collection. Despite landlord's objections, the ALJ fined landlord $300. Landlord appealed and lost. Cardboard items...

Landlord Responsible for Clearing Litter from Sidewalk

June 23, 2019    

DOS issued a violation notice to landlord when an inspector found a large accumulation of pieces of paper and wrappers scattered in front of landlord's building at 8 a.m. one morning. Landlord argued that the MTA...

Landlord Made Sufficient Efforts to Keep Trash Cans Covered

October 27, 2018    

DOS issued a violation notice to landlord after observing two cans uncovered, exposing household waste and spilling garbage around the cans. Landlord testified at a hearing that the building was on a busy street...

Landlord Fined for Failing to Separate Recyclables from Solid Waste

October 27, 2018    

DOS issued two violation notices to landlord, one for commingling recyclables with solid waste and the other for putting out an unlabeled recycling container. Landlord argued that it used a private carting service to...

Landlord's Efforts to Clear Snow Were Insufficient

August 23, 2018    

DOS issued a violation notice to landlord for leaving a snow condition on the sidewalk in front of his building with no attempt made to sand, salt, or shovel a path for pedestrians. Landlord claimed that he'd...

Landlord Didn't Clear Icy Sidewalk Condition After Snowstorm

June 24, 2018    

DOS issued a violation notice to landlord for failing to sand, salt, or shovel a path for pedestrians on an ice-covered sidewalk in front of landlord's building. A snowstorm had ended at 1 a.m. on Dec. 10, 2017,...

Trash Was Left Out for Private Carting Company on Non-Collection Day

June 24, 2018    

DOS issued a violation notice to landlord for leaving three 30-gallon plastic bags on the sidewalk in front of her building on a non-collection day. DOS collected trash on landlord's block on Mondays and...

Landlord Fined $100 for Leaving Uncovered Mattress Out for Disposal

May 20, 2018    

DOS issued a violation notice to landlord for leaving a mattress out for disposal without a cover. Landlord claimed that the mattress was left in front of the building next door. The ALJ ruled against landlord and...

Landlord Proves That Trash Cited in Violation Wasn't in Front of His Property

January 22, 2018    

The DOS issued a violation notice to landlord when its inspector found that five 20-gallon white plastic bags containing household waste were placed out on the sidewalk on a non-collection day. Landlord claimed that...

Landlord Didn't Prove He Made Reasonable Efforts to Clean Sidewalk

November 27, 2017    

DOS issued a violation notice to landlord after finding a large accumulation of scattered cups, napkins, paper bags, plastic, and cardboard on the sidewalk in front of landlord's building. Landlord argued that...