NYC ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL BOARD

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...

Landlord Gets Second Chance to Prove Illegal Unit Was Pre-Existing Condition

July 28, 2020    

DOB issued violation notices to landlord for altering a two-family residence for more than the legally approved number of families, and for work without a permit. DOB claimed that the buildings' C of O authorized...

Landlord Fined $50,500 for Illegally Altering Two-Family House

July 28, 2020    

DOB issued violation notices to landlord for illegally altering a two-family dwelling and for work without a permit. DOB's inspector saw a Class "A" apartment in the cellar, and three SRO units on the...

Landlord Didn't Prove Residents Left Unsecured Cardboard Outside

July 28, 2020    

DOS issued a violation notice to landlord for leaving recyclable materials in front of its building. The inspector stated he found cardboard that wasn't properly tied, bound, and secured when placed out for...

Any Grandfathering of Landlord's Advertising Sign Had Expired

July 28, 2020    

DOB issued violation notices to landlord for posting an advertising sign in a residential district and, later, for failing to correct the violation. At a hearing, landlord claimed that the sign had been "...

Landlord Didn't Prove It Was Impossible to Correct Violations

July 28, 2020    

DOB issued two violation notices to landlord for failing to correct violating conditions set forth in prior notices. Landlord claimed that tenants illegally removed a wall and installed a stove and mobile shower at...

Landlord Left Damaged, Vacant Building to Deteriorate

July 28, 2020    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for failing to maintain a building's walls or appurtenances. DOB's inspector observed the entire building in extreme disrepair and vacant due to fire damage. The...

Landlord Fined $300 for Standing Water Condition on Driveway

July 28, 2020    

DOHMH issued a violation notice to landlord of a two-family dwelling  for failure to keep a building premises free of standing water and conditions conducive to the breeding of harborage of mosquitoes. ...

Was Five-Family Building Improperly Converted to 16-Unit SRO?

July 28, 2020    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for building occupancy contrary to the Certificate of Occupancy (C of O). DOB's inspector found that, although the C of O listed one store and five family units, the...

Future Gas Connections Would Facilitate Illegal Gas Hookups

June 26, 2020    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for failing to maintain a building in a safe and code-compliant manner. DOB's inspector observed in a commercial area of the building's cellar future gas connections...