Landlord Didn't Prove It Was Impossible to Correct Violations
LVT Number: #30896
DOB issued two violation notices to landlord for failing to correct violating conditions set forth in prior notices. Landlord claimed that tenants illegally removed a wall and installed a stove and mobile shower at the second-floor premises. Tenants had advised landlord that because landlord rented the unit to them as residential, in violation of the building's C of O, they were withholding rent. He started a court proceeding against tenants, and the case was on appeal until recently when tenants finally moved out.
DOB v. Baldeo: ECB App. No. 2000197 (3/19/20) [2-pg. doc.]