NYC ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL BOARD

Landlord Fined $1,000 for Advertising Short-Term Rental on Airbnb

April 22, 2018    

The Mayor's Office of Special Enforcement issued a violation notice to landlord for unlawfully advertising for short-term rentals on Airbnb.com. Landlord objected at a hearing, although she admitted she had...

Mayor's Office Didn't Prove Landlord Advertised for Unlawful Short-Term Rentals

April 22, 2018    

The Mayor's Office of Special Enforcement issued three violation notices to landlord after observing three separate unlawful advertisements for short-term apartment rentals on Airbnb.com's website, in...

Landlord Fined for Doing Plumbing and Electrical Work Without Permit

April 22, 2018    

DOB issued two violation notices to landlord, citing work without a permit in a building apartment. At a hearing, DOB's inspector testified and presented photographs showing that plumbing work, including new...

Landlord Didn't Produce Certification of Curtain Flameproofing at Inspection

March 12, 2018    

The Fire Department issued a violation notice to landlord for failing to provide a certificate of compliance for flame-resistant materials. The inspector said that landlord had failed to provide a sworn statement to...

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

March 12, 2018    

DEP issued a violation notice to landlord for failing to submit an annual test report for a backflow prevention device (BPD) at a building. Landlord's co-op board president argued that he was new in the position...

Landlord Fined for Signs of Rats in Front of Building

March 12, 2018    

The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) issued two violation notices to landlord for failing to eliminate pests and conditions conducive to pests and for failing to manage waste to prevent pests. The...

Landlord Fined $50,600 for Transient Rentals

March 12, 2018    

DOB issued two violation notices to landlord based on findings that four rooms at a mixed Class "A"/SRO unit building had been converted and occupied for transient use. DOB also found that on the second...

No Gas Meter Violation Where Landlord Had Permit to Install Laundry Room

March 12, 2018    

DOB issued two violation notices to landlord for failing to keep a gas meter room free of storage items and failure to maintain a building in a safe and code-compliant condition. DOB's inspector had seen washers...

Landlord Fined for Converting Two-Family Dwelling to Four-Family

February 21, 2018    

DOB issued two violation notices to landlord for altering a two-family dwelling to four or more units. The ALJ upheld the violations and fined landlord $47,400. Landlord appealed and lost. Proof presented at the...

New Landlord Cleared Unsafe Property Without Knowledge of Stop-Work Order

February 21, 2018    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for unlawfully continuing work while on notice of a stop-work order (SWO) at his building. The SWO was issued in April 2009 for a foundation being erected without a permit....

Landlord Didn't File Backflow Prevention Device Test Reports

February 21, 2018    

DEP issued two violation notices to landlord for failing to submit annual test reports for two backflow prevention devices at his building within 12 months of the last submission in September 2014. At a hearing,...

Landlord Proves That Trash Cited in Violation Wasn't in Front of His Property

January 22, 2018    

The DOS issued a violation notice to landlord when its inspector found that five 20-gallon white plastic bags containing household waste were placed out on the sidewalk on a non-collection day. Landlord claimed that...