NYC ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL BOARD

Landlord Fined for Not Posting Fire Safety Notices

November 29, 2017    

The Fire Department issued two violation notices to landlord for failure to maintain at the building a record of annual servicing of portable fire extinguishers, and failure to post fire safety notices on each...

Landlord Fined for Late Installation of Backflow Prevention Device

November 29, 2017    

DEP issued a violation notice to landlord for failing to install a backflow prevention device and failing to submit initial test reports. At a hearing, landlord showed that initial testing took place on May 30, 2017...

Penalties for Not Submitting Annual BPD Test Report Reduced

November 27, 2017    

DEP issued three violation notices to landlord for failing to submit three annual test reports for backflow prevention devices. Landlord explained at a hearing that the devices had been tested on May 31, 2017, before...

Landlord Fined for Tenant Installation Performed While Stop-Work Order in Effect

November 27, 2017    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for performing work while a stop-work order (SWO) was in effect. DOB's inspector saw workers entering the building with trash bags, and saw a ladder, lumber, electric...

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...

Landlord Fined $6,200 for Converting Two Apartments to Seven SRO Units

November 27, 2017    

DOB issued four violation notices to landlord, based on illegal conversion of two Class "A" apartments to three SRO units, failure to install an automatic sprinkler system in the building, failure to...

Landlord Fined for Installing Gas Pipe Fittings Without Permit

November 27, 2017    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord when its inspector found gas pipe fittings and sealant installed in a building's cellar without a permit. Landlord didn't dispute the inspector's observations but...

Landlord Performed Apartment Alteration Work Without Permit

October 30, 2017    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for work without a permit after seeing new waste and water lines installed in a kitchen and bathroom, a new shower body and bathroom faucet, and gas lines to the stove in the...

Landlord Illegally Altered One-Family House to Two-Family

October 30, 2017    

DOB issued two violation notices to landlord for altering a one-family dwelling to a two-family by adding a second-floor apartment with full kitchen, bathroom, and two bedrooms. Landlord claimed that the conversion...

Landlord Fined for Gas Piping Work Done Without DOB Permit

October 30, 2017    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for failing to maintain the building in a code-compliant manner, based on prohibited installation of a gas-fired generator and gas piping without a permit. Landlord claimed...

Unauthorized Apartment Installed Before Landlord Bought Building

October 30, 2017    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for converting the building cellar into a Class "A" apartment with two bedrooms, eat-in kitchen, and three-piece bathroom. The inspector noted walls were put up and...

Landlord Fined for Ceiling Leak and Defective Wiring

October 30, 2017    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for using unapproved electrical materials, equipment, and installations after DOB's inspector found a ceiling fixture in tenant's living room showing signs of water...

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