Letters of No Objection are required for all work in IMD buildings. The New York City Department of Buildings ("DOB") requires a Loft Board "Letter of No Objection" for all proposed work in IMD buildings, whether the owner or a tenant proposes the work. To get the letter from the Loft Board, an owner must be in compliance with all Loft Board rules. Specifically:
- the IMD registration must be current,
- all fines must be paid (or an agreement for payment
must have been executed and the owner must be in compliance with the
- the owner must demonstrate that all reasonable and necessary steps are being taken to legalize the IMD units in the building.
In addition, if the building already has a final certificate of occupancy, the owner must submit all necessary filings to have the building removed from the Loft Board's jurisdiction before a Letter of No Objection will be issued.
The request for a Letter of No Objection also must be accompanied by:
- the DOB Plan/Work Approval Application that has been
submitted to the department,
- the DOB objection sheet, and
- the corresponding architectural plans.
In addition, the Plan/Work Approval Application filed with DOB must indicate that the work proposed requires "no change in use, egress or occupancy."