Illegal Apartment Added to Cellar of One-Family Dwelling

LVT Number: #24546

DOB issued two violation notices to landlord for work without a permit and illegal alterations to a one-family dwelling. DOB's inspector saw partition walls for two rooms, a bathroom, and a gas line for a stove. Landlord claimed that the conditions were there when she bought the building. Landlord admitted only that she added a shower to an existing half bathroom. The ALJ ruled against landlord and fined her $2,800. Landlord appealed and lost.

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