NYC ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL BOARD

Landlord Didn't Indicate Rent-Regulated Apartments on PW1 Application

April 28, 2019    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for making material false statements in a Plan/Work Application (PW1) filed with DOB. The PW1 indicated that the building contained: (a) no occupied housing units; and (b) no...

Landlord Didn't Indicate in PW1 That Building Contained Rent-Regulated Units

April 28, 2019    

DOB issued violation notices to landlord for making material false statements on a PW1 Plan/Work Application (PW1) filed with DOB, by indicating that the property contained no occupied housing units and no occupied...

DOB Violations for Transient Occupancy Dismissed for Insufficient Proof

April 26, 2019    

(Decision submitted by Sarah Fiona Phillips, Esq., of the Manhattan law firm of Borah, Goldstein, Altschuler, Nahins & Goidel, P.C., attorneys for the landlord.)

Landlord Made Sufficient Efforts to Keep Trash Cans Covered

October 27, 2018    

DOS issued a violation notice to landlord after observing two cans uncovered, exposing household waste and spilling garbage around the cans. Landlord testified at a hearing that the building was on a busy street...

DOB Can't Prove Condo Owner Engaged in Short-Term Rental of Unit

October 27, 2018    

DOB issued violation notices to a condominium unit owner based on the illegal transient rental of an apartment in a Class "A" multiple dwelling. At a hearing, DOB's inspector showed a photograph showing...

Landlord Fined for Performing Electrical Work Without a Permit

October 27, 2018    

DOB issued three violation notices to landlord for performing electrical work without a permit. DOB's inspector testified that he observed new electrical wiring installed in several apartments that didn't...

Landlord Fined for Failing to Separate Recyclables from Solid Waste

October 27, 2018    

DOS issued two violation notices to landlord, one for commingling recyclables with solid waste and the other for putting out an unlabeled recycling container. Landlord argued that it used a private carting service to...

Landlord Illegally Converted Two-Family Dwelling to Three-Family

October 27, 2018    

DOB issued two violation notices to landlord for doing work without a permit and for altering a residence for occupancy by more than the legally approved number of families. The DOB inspector testified that water and...

Landlord Fined $36,400 for Illegally Adding SROs to Two-Family Dwelling

September 22, 2018    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for converting a two-family residence to an illegal seven-family residence by adding four SRO units and one Class "A" apartment. DOB's inspector presented...

Landlord Received Reduced Penalty for Fixing Exit Doors

September 22, 2018    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for failing to maintain the required number of exits. DOB's inspector stated that the building's exit doors weren't self-closing at the first-floor and cellar...

Violation Against Wrong Condo Owner for Short-Term Rental Dismissed

September 22, 2018    

DOB issued a violation notice to a condominium unit owner for illegally using a Class "A" multiple dwelling unit for transient use. The unit owner testified that he didn't own Apartment A1R, which was...

Landlord Fined $62,500 for Short-Term Rentals at Residential Building

September 22, 2018    

DOB issued four violation notices to landlord based on illegal conversion of dwelling units from permanent residences to transient use. At a hearing, DOB's inspector testified that he interviewed four occupants...