NYC ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL BOARD

Laundry Room Repair Work Didn't Require Building Permit

July 27, 2017    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for installing a new exhaust system and metal ducts at the cellar floor laundry room without a permit, and for relocating the exhaust outlet to a new location in the building...

DOB Improperly Delivered Violation Notice

July 27, 2017    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for installing a gas shut-off valve without a plumbing permit. Landlord claimed that the violation notice was improperly delivered. The ALJ ruled against landlord and fined...

DOB Provided No Proof of Claimed Transient Use at Building

July 27, 2017    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for illegally converting an apartment building to transient use, as well as related egress and fire alarm system violations. The ALJ ruled for DOB and fined landlord $5,400....

Landlord Didn't Prove Cooling Tower Was Properly Maintained

July 27, 2017    

DOHMH issued a violation notice to landlord for failing to perform and document routine monitoring of a cooling tower and for failing to collect and analyze sampling records. Landlord claimed all required monitoring...

Landlord Fined $47,400 for Illegal Building Alterations

July 27, 2017    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for altering a building for occupancy by more than the legally approved number of families. Landlord claimed that it received insufficient notice that daily penalties would...

New Landlord Responsible for Violation Caused by Prior Owner

June 27, 2017    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for failing to test a new or altered plumbing system. DOB's inspector noted that he saw new gas piping in the building's cellar with gas being supplied and in use but...

Landlord Made Reasonable Efforts to Keep Area Clean

June 26, 2017    

DOS issued a violation notice to landlord after its inspector saw open bags with bottles, food containers, and containers spilling in the front yard of the six-unit building between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. one day....

Landlord Responsible for Tenant's Illegal Conversion of One-Family Dwelling

June 26, 2017    

DOB issued violation notices, including a vacate order, to landlord for illegally altering a single-family dwelling into four SRO units. At a hearing, DOB's investigator testified that the SRO rooms were locked,...

Landlord Gets Aggravated Penalties for Pattern of Unreasonable Delays

June 26, 2017    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for failure to file a Cycle 7 technical report for facade work. Landlord said it had DOB permits in place and was in the process of doing the necessary work when the...

Landlord Fined for Electrical Room and Sprinkler System Violations

June 26, 2017    

The Fire Department issued a violation notice to landlord for failing to remove storage from the building's electrical room and failing to repair or replace a defective water motor gong for the sprinkler system....

Plumber Fined $4,800 for False Statement Denying Installation of Gas Shut-Off Valve

May 23, 2017    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord’s plumber for making a false statement in an application for retesting an existing gas stove from the meter. DOB’s inspector observed a newly installed gas shut-...

Landlord Fined $700 for Not Filing Initial Test Report for BPD

May 23, 2017    

DEP issued a violation notice to landlord for failing to install a backflow prevention device (BPD) and/or to submit initial test reports to DEP. Landlord claimed that the test report had been submitted on time. The...

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