HIGHLIGHTS / JUNE 2004 BUILDING VIOLATIONS
Issue Date: June 2004,
Posted On: 6/1/2004
Illegal Plumbing Installed
435 E. 65th Corp.: ECB Viol. No. 34392444H (9/17/03) [4-pg. doc.]
(Decision submitted by Manhattan attorney Adam Leitman Bailey, who represented the tenant.)
DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for installing illegal plumbing in the kitchen of tenant’s apartment. Landlord argued that since the pipes weren’t connected at the time of inspection, there was no violation. ECB ruled against landlord. The gas pipe riser was in the wall. To be legal, it would have to be center punched or accessible through a door. The condition wasn’t corrected by the initial hearing date, so landlord was fined.