Court Conducts Virtual Inspection of Tenant's Apartment

LVT Number: #31181

Tenant sued landlord in housing court, claiming various apartment conditions required repair. HPD inspected the unit and issued violations. Landlord agreed to abate the violations and agreed upon access dates. Tenant later claimed that conditions originally alleged persisted, while landlord claimed that they were repaired. Reinspection by HPD left questions unresolved. At a virtual hearing with tenant testifying from the apartment, the court suggested it do a virtual inspection of complained-of conditions as tenant testified.

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