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Buying a Building with Building Violations

Purchasing A Building With Violations NYC

If you are purchasing a building with violations in New York City you must resolve and clear all violations. You will not be held liable for penalties due on the building provided you file the proper documentation and qualify for a waiver of the penalties.   Purchasing...

NYC Building Permits

NYC Building Permits

There are different types of NYC Building Permits. A construction or building permit must be acquired before you begin any construction project in NYC including new buildings and renovations or alterations. In NYC building permit applications must be filed by an R.A. Registerd Architect or...

NYC Zoning Variance

Zoning Variance NYC

A Zoning Variance is a special approval to develop a property in a manner that does not completely conform with the Zoning Regulations. Zoning Variances are typically issued when a property has a unique condition that causes a hardship on the owners ability to develop...

NYC Letter Of No Objection

Letter Of No Objection NYC

A Letter Of No Objection or LNO is a document used to verify the existing legal use of a property that does not have a certificate of occupancy defining its use. A Letter of No Objection is used in New York City for building built...

Converting to multi family from 1 or 2 family

Converting To Multi Family NYC

Many people who own single family and two family homes are interested in converting them to multi family apartment buildings. Any building with three or more residential units is considered multi family. In this post we will explore some of the requirements for converting from...

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Guide to NYC Agency Unit Abbreviations

  New York City and State Agency Units Abbreviations: BIB: Build It Back BSA: Board of Standards and Appeals DCP: Department of City Planning DDC: Department of Design and Construction DEC: Department of Environmental Conservation DEP: Department of Environmental Protection DOB: Department Of Buildings DOF: Department Of Finance DOT:...

Same Day Plan Exam NYC

Clients are constantly telling me nightmare stories they have heard about how long it takes to get something approved by the NYC Department Of Buildings. In most cases I am going to take the DOB's side on this argument. Simple tiny jobs can get reviewed on...

NYC DOB Filing Online

NYC Architects DOB Filing Online

Filing projects With The DOB Online As an architect in New York City I find Clients are always interested in the process of filing projects with the Department Of Buildings (DOB). This article only pertains to New York City. The NYC DOB has bifurcated into 2...