Wednesday, February 2, 2011
from the NYC DOB website...
"Take note of any construction that looks new or different from the rest of the house, such as a new bathroom, deck, porch or extra bedroom.
If you think work has been done, check our website at NYC.gov/buildings to see if applications were filed to perform the work and if the work was properly inspected by a Department inspector or a licensed professional. As the new owner, you must legalize any work that was previously done on the property without the proper permits or that was done in violation of the Building Code."
So my question here is "How does one encourage compliance if the new owner is going to to get stuck certifying?"