Broken Entry Door Lock Was Immediately Hazardous Violation
LVT Number: #24672
DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for failing to have a lock on the building's entry door. Landlord acknowledged that the lock had been broken, but claimed it was fixed and that there was no immediately hazardous violation because the neighborhood was safe. The ALJ ruled against landlord and fined it $1,000. Landlord appealed and lost. The ALJ properly ruled that an unlocked door in New York City presented imminent danger to a building's occupants and therefore was a Class I violation.
102 Management LLC: ECB App. No. 1201106 (1/31/13) [1-pg. doc.]