NYC ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL BOARD

Landlord Fined $2,500 for Work Without Permit, No Proof Emergency Application Was Filed

September 28, 2022    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for performing work at a building without a permit. DOB's inspector observed a vacant, two-story building with the entrance door closed. But he saw a new extended sloped...

DOB Failed to Prove Reasonable Attempt Made at Personal Service on Landlord

September 28, 2022    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for having an altered/changed building occupied without a valid certificate of occupancy (C of O). Landlord argued at a hearing that the notice wasn't properly served....

Landlord Fined $300 for Active Signs of Rats Outside Building

September 28, 2022    

The DOHMH issued a violation notice to landlord based on findings of "active rat signs" in violations of NYC Health Code Section 151.02(a). The inspector observed fresh droppings in the backyard of landlord...

Landlord Fined $375 by FDNY for Not Painting Fire Escape

September 28, 2022    

The Fire Department issued a violation notice to landlord for failure to maintain a fire escape in good condition. FDNY's inspector described the fire escape as needing scaping and painting of all parts of the...

Landlord Fined $800 by DOB for Performing Electric Work Without a Permit

September 28, 2022    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for doing electrical work without a permit. DOB's inspector noted that he observed new electrical wiring and piping for lights in the building stairs and hallways of the...

Landlord Left Wooden Bedframe Pieces Out for Collection Unbundled

September 28, 2022    

The DOS issued a violation notice to landlord for leaving loose rubbish out for collection. The notice described five pieces of wood being left out for collection, without being securely bundled or tied, and likely...

Landlord Fined $2,500 for Tenant's Conversion of Apartment into SRO Units

August 25, 2022    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord after its inspector found occupancy in a manner contrary to that allowed by DOB records. DOB's inspector had found that a fifth-floor apartment was created and occupied...

Landlord Fined $500 for Not Filing Timely BPD Test Report

August 25, 2022    

DEP issued a violation notice to landlord for failing to submit an annual test report for a backflow prevention device at its building within 12 months after submission of the prior year's report. At a hearing,...

Tenant Fined $500 for Not Vaccinating Her Dog Against Rabies

August 25, 2022    

The Health Department issued a violation notice to tenant for harboring a dog that was at least four months old that hadn't been vaccinated against rabies. Tenant couldn't show that his adult Chihuahua dog...

Landlord Fined $50 for Failing to Clean 18 Inches into the Street

August 25, 2022    

The DOS issued a violation notice to landlord for failing to clean 18 inches into the street in front of her building. At a hearing, landlord argued that the violation was issued at 8:52 a.m. the day after...

Landlord Fined for Not Obtaining Certificate of Correction for Work Done Without a Permit

August 25, 2022    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for failing to correct a prior violation and file a certificate of correction in connection with work done in the building's cellar without a permit. At a hearing,...

Landlord Fined $2,500 for Not Removing Padlock on Gate

August 25, 2022    

DOB issued two violation notices to landlord for failing to comply with a DOB order. The underlying violations were for having a padlocked gate on a fence that obstructed a passageway to the street, and for failing...