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Postby dscnyc » Fri Mar 24, 2006 3:24 pm

Besides going to the department of building website (http://www.nyc.gov/html/dob/html/home/home.shtml, where can I find out if the landlord who recently bought my apartment building is getting building permits?
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Re: permits

Postby Cranky Tenant » Fri Mar 24, 2006 4:47 pm

Landlord's required to post any work permits in plain view.
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Re: permits

Postby lofter1 » Sat Mar 25, 2006 11:25 am

Posting permits, while required, is hardly enforced (in my experience with LL who failed to post: both DOB + Judge found this to be no big deal).

Plus posting "in plain view" is open to wide interpretation.

If you don't find a record of Permits on DOB website (which is updated very frequently -- new applications / permits appear within days of action at DOB) then this is a clear indication that LL has not applied / does not have permits.

You can call DOB (via 311) and register a complaint of "work without permits" if the work being performed requires permits.
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