NYC ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL BOARD

DOB Can Issue Fire-Safety Violations Without Inspection Where There's Illegal Short-Term Rental

August 25, 2021    

DOB issued four violation notices to landlord, based on failure to provide a fire alarm system for transient use of a building apartment, and failure to maintain a premises in a code-compliant manner. The residential...

Landlord Fined for $1,250 for Restaurant Shed Permit Violations

August 25, 2021    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for performing work without a permit. Landlord had constructed a fully combustible, wood-framed, roofed sidewalk cafe abutting its building. The structure had an opening on...

Landlord Fined $2,800 for Building Cracks and Deteriorated Fire Escape

August 25, 2021    

DOB issued two violation notices to landlord, for failing to maintain building walls and appurtenances, and failing to maintain the building in a code-compliant manner. DOB's inspector observed a large crack...

Landlord Fined $1,250 for Corroded, Leaking Gas Pipes and Meters

August 25, 2021    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for failing to maintain a building in a safe and code-compliant manner. DOB's inspector saw gas meters outside the building and gas piping having very heavy corrosion on...

No Fine Where Stray Animals Strewed Contents of Garbage Cans

August 25, 2021    

The DOS issued a violation notice to landlord after its inspector found a large accumulation of scattered bottles, cans, cups, newspapers, other paper, plastic bags, a mattress, and an air conditioner frame in the...

Landlord Fined $500 for Not Submitting Annual BPD Test Report

July 27, 2021    

DEP issued a violation notice to landlord for failing to submit an annual test report for a backflow prevention device (BPD). Landlord claimed that its plumber had conducted the required test and submitted the test...

Landlord Fined $1,250 for Building Facade Violation

July 27, 2021    

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for failing to maintain a building facade. DOB's inspector observed a crack on a parapet at roof level with a steel beam bearing inside the parapet. This was the...

Duplicate Violation Notice for Same Item on Same Date Dismissed

July 27, 2021    

The DOS issued a violation notice to landlord based on loose rubbish found in front of landlord's two-family dwelling. The DOS inspector observed 20 pieces of wood placed out for collection without being securely...

Landlord Fined $3,750 Based on Tenant's Apartment Sublet for Transient Use

July 27, 2021    

DOB issued two violation notices to landlord, for failure to maintain a building in a code-compliant manner and for failure to provide a fire alarm system. DOB's inspector had observed transient occupancy of an...

Landlord Fined for Failing to Test Sprinkler System

July 27, 2021    

The FDNY issued two violation notices to landlord for failing to install a test pipe/valve on a residential sprinkler system and failure to arrange a residential flow test for the sprinkler system. After a hearing,...

Landlord Fined $100 for Uncovered Trash Cans

June 22, 2021    

The DOS issued a violation notice to landlord after finding three uncovered trash cans exposing household waste likely to be scattered about. Landlord objected to the violation. He lived in the building and said he...

Landlord Fined $12,500 for Falling Debris from Back Facade

June 22, 2021    

The DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for failing to maintain building walls and appurtenances. DOB's inspector observed disrepair, deteriorated, loose facade bricks, holes, and falling masonry debris...