NYC ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL BOARD

Landlord Fined $2,500 for Peeling Paint and Plaster

September 28, 2020    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for failure to maintain building walls and appurtenances. DOB's inspector found peeling paint and plaster at the building entrance and entrance staircase. Large pieces of...

Landlord Fined $8,750 for Renting Apartment for Transient Occupancy

September 28, 2020    

DOB issued four violations to landlord for occupancy contrary to that allowed by DOB records, failure to maintain the premises in a code-compliant manner, and failure to provide fire alarms. DOB's inspector...

Landlord Didn't Protect Adjoining Building's Windows During Construction

September 28, 2020    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for failing to provide window protection for an adjoining building during exterior construction work at its building. Landlord argued that, since her building was a two-...

Landlord Performed Clean-Up Work While Stop-Work Order in Effect

September 28, 2020    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for unlawfully continuing work at a building while on notice of a stop-work (SWO). DOB's inspector found three workers painting walls at the first floor of the building,...

Landlord Fined Over $10,000 for Gutting Building Without Permits

September 28, 2020    

DOB issued eight violation notices to landlord for work without a permit and failure to maintain a building in a safe and code-compliant manner. The vacant, four-story building had been fully gutted. There was...

Landlord Showed Laundry Room Was in Basement When He Bought Building

August 24, 2020    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for performing work without a permit. DOB's inspector found an unauthorized storage room and laundry room in the building's basement with water and waste lines...

Landlord Couldn't Produce Records Upon Sprinkler Inspection

August 24, 2020    

The Fire Department issued two violation notices to landlord, one for failure to produce records for the building's sprinkler system and the other for failure to produce a Certificate of Fitness for the system....

Landlord Fined $1,250 for Failing to Maintain Boiler

August 24, 2020    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord in 2018 for failing to maintain a building's boiler. DOB's inspector noted that the boiler had missing insulation, a missing spill switch, and an incorrect flue gauge...

Landlord Fined $2,500 for Illegal Occupancy of Cellar

August 24, 2020    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for creating rooms for living and sleeping in a building's cellar, where there was inadequate natural light and ventilation. Landlord argued that he rented out the cellar...

Landlord Failed to Keep Front Yard Free of Debris

August 24, 2020    

The DOS issued a violation notice to landlord when its inspector found a large accumulation of scattered bags, paper, and wrappers in the front yard of landlord's two-family building, visible from the public...

Landlord Fined for Transient Occupancy in Class "A" Multiple Dwelling

July 28, 2020    

DOB issued three violation notices to landlord based on using a permanent dwelling for transient resident purposes, failure to maintain a building in a safe and code-compliant manner, and failure to provide a fire...

Landlord Fined $300 for Rodent Infestation

July 28, 2020    

The DOHMH issued a violation notice to landlord for failing to eliminate a rodent infestation. DOH's inspector observed fresh mouse droppings and gnawed wood in one tenant's apartment. Landlord claimed that...