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    I am taking over a project
    that was pro cert and the owner wants to do a regular plan exam with DOB inspections. Some construction has been done. What papers do I need to file? (I was told I have to file a withdrawal but that seems to be for the existing design professional?)
    (please don’t say ask your expeditor) Thanks!

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      Hi, i just got hired to manage a property and i went on the gov’t website and i found ECB Default Violations up to thirty thousand dollars, is there any way how i can settle with the ECB and reduce the penalty?

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        Hi, I have a new fence that runs along my driveway and is at the edge of my property. The front of the driveway, the area that meets the sidewalk, is at an incline. The fence, which my neighbor said was not an issue, has a level concrete foundation. So the fence plus the foundation is around 8 feet tall in the front, but a normal 6 feet at the rear.

        There is now a complaint/violation from the city regarding the height. Is there any exemption around this height issue? Some neighbors have similar fences way over 8 feet tall, I’m not sure why they are allowed to this.

        Thanks for any info!

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          Planning to do home renovation (BROOKLYN), Do I need a working permit? and do I need expeditor to get a working permit? or I can go DOB to apply by myself?

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            We own a 3 family house that we would like to continue living in. We spent money to gut renovate the bottom duplex and have tenants on the two top floors. We would rather not be landlords. Rather than leave the apartments empty or spend money to expand our space we wanted to see what it would involve to sell half of our house. We are in Boerum Hill Brooklyn.

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              Here’s the rundown:

              The basement apartment has been here for ages, since the house was bought. Recently we’ve been getting anonymous complaints about the basement apartment and have the DOB posting notices. We would like to legalise the basement.

              How does this work? We haven’t allowed them to inspect because we do not want to be fined, we’ve been told it is quite expensive.

              So,the question is: How do we go about making it legal? Without giving the DOB an opportunity to fine us?

              Thanks,

              Headache in Bensonhurst

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                We are working with an expediter via our architect on our Alt 2 project. Our architect says it has been filed at least three weeks ago, but so for no sign of anything on the DOB BIS system. We are told this is because no plan examiner has been assigned. Does this make any sense? TIA

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                  Can anything be done if I receive a violation to dismiss it? I mean get a lawyer,try to legalize it, avoid the penalty? Also am I going to face another inspection (for the corrections made)? What about after that will they leave me alone? it’s a category 3 violation so I guess the least important one. Thank you in advance

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                    Hi, I know this post is a little outdated but I was hoping someone could help me. Does anyone know how accurate is the information that after 3rd time you don’t let the DOB inspector in, after someone has filled a complaint on you for work with no permit and other B category things, they will leave the case as unresolved and give up? I live in Staten island, are the laws any different? Thank you in advance.