HPD's Violation Notice Concerning Heat/Hot Water Was Defective

LVT Number: #30037

HPD sued landlord, seeking a court order requiring landlord to provide heat and hot water after a claimed outage. HPD also sought civil penalties. Landlord argued that HPD's violation notice was defective. The court agreed and dismissed the case. Although the violation notice indicated that payment of $250 would satisfy civil penalties, the notice failed to advise landlord that HPD, if requested, would confer with landlord to ensure compliance.

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HPD v. France: Index No. 066176/18, 2019 NY Slip Op 29081 (Civ. Ct. NY; 3/22/19; Bryan, J)