NYC ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL BOARD

DOB Made Sufficient Effort to Serve Violation Notice Personally

November 22, 2021    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for failing to maintain an elevator in safe condition. DOB's inspector found the elevator to be inoperative, and identified the finding as a recurring condition. At a...

Individual Who Still Got Property Tax Bills Was Properly Named Owner in Violation Notice

November 22, 2021    

DOB issued two violation notices to landlord, for failing to comply with the governor's executive orders and stopping all work and for work without a permit. Despite a halt on work during part of 2020, DOB's...

Landlord Didn't Correct Condition Until After Initial Hearing Date

November 22, 2021    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for performing work without a permit. DOB's inspector stated that a garage door was removed and replaced with concrete and bricks, and two residential windows were...

Landlord Fined $600 for Not Conducting Sprinkler Inspection and Testing

September 28, 2021    

The Fire Department issued a violation notice to landlord for failing to conduct required inspection or testing of the building's residential sprinkler system. Landlord stated that she didn't know that FDNY...

Duplicative Summons for Same Condition Was Revoked

September 28, 2021    

The DOS issued a violation notice to landlord for improper disposal of bedding after its inspector observed a mattress not placed in a securely sealed bag, out for collection. Landlord admitted the violation but...

Landlord Fined $100 for Improper Disposal of Bedding

September 28, 2021    

The DOS issued a violation notice to landlord for improper disposal of bedding. Its inspector observed a box spring not placed in a securely sealed bag, left out for DOS collection. Landlord argued that neither he...

Contractor Fined $5,000 for Not Conspicuously Posting Post-COVID Safety Plan

August 25, 2021    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord's contractor for performing nonessential construction work during the COVID-19 pandemic in violation of the NYC Mayor's Emergency Executive Order (EEO) 120 and...

Landlord Took Sufficient Steps to Fight Rats on Neighboring Property

August 25, 2021    

The DOHMH issued a violation notice to landlord for a Health Code violation based on rat infestation. At a hearing, landlord claimed that the building received monthly pest control service. There were rodent burrows...

Landlord Fined $1,600 for Rooftop HVAC Work Performed Without a Permit

August 25, 2021     Landlord Fined $1,600 For Rooftop HVAC Electrical Work Performed Without A Permit

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for performing electrical work without a permit. DOB's inspector observed HVAC units installed on the building's roof, as well as outlets, switches, fixtures, and...

Landlord Fined $6,250 for Violations Due to Illegal Transient Use of Apartment

August 25, 2021    

DOB issued three violation notices to landlord for failing to maintain a building in a code-compliant manner and failing to provide a fire alarm system. DOB's inspector said that he observed illegal transient use...

Landlord Doesn't Prove Awning Collapse Caused Entirely by Weight of Snow

August 25, 2021    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for failing to maintain an exterior building wall after DOB's inspector found that, at the front of the building, a metal awning frame had dislodged with veneer bricks...

Landlord Fined by DOS for Trash Found in Sidewalk Tree Pit

August 25, 2021    

The DOS issued a violation notice to landlord after its inspector found a large amount of accumulated papers and wrappers in and around a tree pit located in front of landlord's building. Landlord objected, but...