Illegal Apartments

Illegal Apartment Crackdown

City Cracks Down On Illegal Apartments

The influx of illegal apartments has become such a problem that the DOB has gone undercover, looking for and busting illegal apartments. The city agency has agents who set up sting operations—part of an ongoing enforcement action.


Mayor Bloomberg joins buildings Commissioner LiMandri to announce results of undercover investigation into illegally converted apartments. (Photo Credit: Kristen Artz)

NYC Probe Finds Dozens Of Illegal Apartments

Undercover investigators cracked down on dozens of spaces illegally converted into apartments, with living conditions that can put tenants and firefighters in danger.