The New York City Department of Buildings (DOB) requires a Loft Board Letter of No Objection (LONO) for all proposed work in the non-IMD spaces of IMD buildings, whether the owner or a tenant proposes the work. To get a LONO from the Loft Board, an owner must be in compliance with all Loft Board rules. Specifically:
In addition, if the building already has a certificate of occupancy for the IMD spaces, the owner must submit all necessary filings to have the building removed from the Loft Board's jurisdiction before a LONO will be issued.
The request for a Letter of No Objection must contain:
The Loft Board's staff may request additional information or documentation, as it deems necessary in its review of the LONO request. If the owner does not respond to the Loft Board staff's request within ten (10) calendar days of the request, the request for a LONO will be deemed to be withdrawn.
In addition, the Plan/Work Approval Application filed with DOB must indicate that the proposed work requires no change in use, egress or occupancy.