A neighboring property has some sort of structure that sits right near my property line and and looks very shoddy. I notified DOB about this and they came and issued a ECB violation for work without a permit ( law section 28-105.1).
I bought the house a few months back and neighbor had his extension already there. The lady that owned the house before me was very old, and probably had no idea that she could complain about the structure. One day while parking in the driveway I noticed that the neigbor had garbage flowing over the fence. I told him about it and he did nothing. That’s what prompted me to call DOB.
Went to the DOB website and they fined him $1600, but I thought DOB would be far more strict that that.
WORK W/O A PERMIT ERECTED A MASONRY (CMU) STRUCTURE ABOUT 20X30X8 @ THE REAR YARD EXTENDING TO ABOUT 12 FROM REAR LOT LINE W/ ENCLOSED ROOFARRANGED TO BE USED & OCCUPIED @ THE TIME OF INSPECTION AS AN EXTENDED.
He is actually a bit over a foot from my property line. I was there when DOB guy showed up and said his structure was unsafe, and I’m surprised to see they only issued a $1600 fine. What about the illegal, unsafe extension near the property line. If that’s teh case why would anyone get a permit if you can just pay “small money” to let the problem go away. Im sure what he built would have cost thousands more and probably wouldn’t have been approved in the first place.