NYC ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL BOARD

Landlord Fined for Renting Separate Rooms in One Unit

December 20, 2019    

DOB issued four violation notices to landlord concerning work without a permit in an apartment building, occupancy contrary to the building's Certificate of Occupancy (C of O), and failure to comply with prior...

Plumber Who Performed Emergency Work Didn't Violate DOB Procedures

December 20, 2019    

DOB issued two violation notices to landlord's plumber for performing plumbing work without a permit and failure to inspect an alternatively engineered design plumbing system. DOB's inspector said he observed...

DOB Violation Issued When Scaffolding Was Being Dismantled

December 20, 2019    

DOB issued two violation notices to landlord for failing to safeguard all persons and property during construction at its building. DOB's inspector found that scaffolding at the building site was missing netting...

Landlord Fined for Not Correcting Condition Cited in Prior Violation

December 20, 2019    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for failing to comply with a 2018 DOB order, which directed landlord to file a certificate of correction for performing work without a permit in a building's cellar. At a...

Landlord Must Pay Mitigated $50 Penalty for Late Filing of BPD

December 19, 2019    

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) issued a violation notice to landlord for failing to submit an annual test report for a backflow prevention device within 12 months from the last submission made in...

Landlord Fined $8,750 for Tenant's Short-Term Sublets

November 20, 2019    

DOB issued four violation notices to landlord for: (a) converting a permanent dwelling to transient use; (b) failing to maintain a building in a code-compliant manner; and (c) failing to provide a fire alarm system....

Landlord Didn't Comply with DOB Order Concerning Short-Term Rental Violations

November 20, 2019    

DOB issued four violation notices to landlord based on failure to comply with a 2011 DOB order and to file a certificate of correction. DOB had previously issued violations based on short-term rentals at the building...

Landlord Held Responsible for Tenant's Airbnb Rentals

November 20, 2019    

DOB issued five violation notices to landlord based on illegal conversion of a dwelling unit for transient occupancy, failing to maintain a code-compliant premises, and failing to install a fire alarm system. DOB...

Landlord Fined $8,750 for Unauthorized Gas Piping and Fittings

November 20, 2019    

DOB issued three violation notices to landlord for: (a) working without a permit; (b) failing to have plumbing system tested; and (c) supplying gas to the buildings without DOB inspections and certifications. DOB...

Landlord Fined $900 for Unsealed Walls in Boiler Room

November 20, 2019    

The Fire Department issued a violation notice to landlord for failing to provide and maintain fire-rated construction around boilers in the building. Despite landlord's claim that it had made repairs, the ALJ...

Landlord Fined $10,000 for Adding SRO Units to One-Family House

October 28, 2019    

DOB issued 11 violation notices to landlord for altering a residence as a dwelling for more than the legally approved number of families, as well as for failure to comply with an ECB order. DOB's inspector found...

Landlord Fined $500 for Failing to File Annual BPD Test Report

October 22, 2019    

DEP issued a violation notice to landlord for failing to submit an annual test report for a backflow prevention device (BPD) located in its building. At a hearing, landlord argued that a mitigated penalty should...