NYC ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL BOARD

Landlord Fined $100 for Uncovered Trash Can

May 26, 2020    

DOS issued a violation notice to landlord after its inspector found one plastic can uncovered, exposing household waste likely to spill on the sidewalk. Landlord argued that its porter cleaned the garbage can area...

Crack in Stucco Over Brick Wall Wasn't Immediately Hazardous Violation

March 23, 2020    

DOB issued two violation notices to landlord for failure to maintain building walls or appurtenances. DOB designated the 30-foot vertical crack from the first floor to the roof parapet as a Class I violation. DOB...

Landlord Fined $6,250 for Adding Illegal Apartment

March 23, 2020    

DOB issued three violation notices to landlord for: (a) failure to maintain a building in a safe and compliant manner; (b) alteration of a residence as a dwelling for more than the legally approved number of families...

Transient Occupancy Without C of O Was Immediately Hazardous Violation

March 23, 2020    

DOB issued three violation notices to landlord for: (a) occupancy in a manner contrary to that allowed by DOB records; (b) failure to install a fire alarm system; and (c) failure to maintain a building in a safe and...

Landlord Fined for Permitting Food Trash Spillover

March 23, 2020    

The DOHMH issued a violation notice to landlord for failing to manage waste to prevent pests. The inspector found uncovered garbage containers with food spillage outside. This would attract rodents. Landlord argued...

ECB Revokes Violation for Discarded Refrigerator

March 23, 2020    

DOS issued a violation notice to landlord for leaving a refrigerator out for trash collection without having it tagged by DOS as containing chlorofluorocarbon (CFC). Landlord objected but was fined $100 by the ALJ....

Landlord Fined $26,000 for Not Having Proper Fire Alarm System

February 25, 2020    

DOB issued five violation notices to landlord based on failure to install a code-compliant fire alarm system in an apartment building used for transient occupancy. DOB also sought aggravated penalties because this...

Once-Daily Cleaning in Front of Building Insufficient

February 25, 2020    

DOS issued a violation notice to landlord for failing to clean 18 inches into the street in front of his building. The DOS inspector testified at a hearing that he saw pieces of paper, wrappers, and ashtray contents...

Dust During Renovations Created Lead Paint Hazard

February 25, 2020    

DOB issued  a violation notice to landlord for failing to provide reasonable protections for occupants against hazard and nuisance during building demolition or construction activity. The violation stated that,...

Tenant Shows Airbnb Rental Was for More Than 30 Days

February 25, 2020    

DOB issued five violation notices to landlord based on transient use of an apartment building. These included violations for: (a) per-day penalties for transient use; (b) failure to maintain the building in a safe...

Landlord Didn't File Backflow Prevention Device Test Report

February 25, 2020    

DEP issued a violation notice to landlord for failure to submit an annual test report for a backflow prevention device. At a hearing, landlord claimed that he submitted the report after receiving the violation notice...

Landlord Fined $1,250 for Padlocking Gate on Side of Building

February 25, 2020    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for failure to maintain a building in a safe and code-compliant manner. The notice stated that there was an illegal chain and lock on passageway gates on one side of the...