NYC ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL BOARD

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 $500 for Not Filing Timely BPD Test Report

June 23, 2019    

DEP issued a violation notice to landlord in 2018 for failing to submit an annual test report for a backflow prevention device within 12 months from the last submission in 2014. At a hearing, DEP acknowledged that...

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 Fined for Evidence of Rats in Garbage Area

June 23, 2019    

DOHMH issued a violation notice to landlord for failing to keep a premises free of pests. The inspector found active rat signs around the building. There were fresh droppings at the garbage storage area at the left...

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 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...

Landlord Fined for Short-Term Apartment Rental Violations

April 28, 2019    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for illegally converting an apartment in a Class A multiple dwelling to transient use, as well as three related violations for failing to maintain a code-compliant building...