Landlord Fined $1,250 for Hazardous Elevator Violation
LVT Number: #32152
DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for failing to maintain its elevator in a code-compliant manner. DOB's inspector found the only elevator in the five-story apartment building to be out of service. This created a hazardous condition and restoration was required immediately. Landlord claimed that it took the elevator out of service to modernize it, and it posed no danger. DOB argued that landlord had let the elevator degrade to the point that it had to be taken out of service. The ALJ ruled against landlord and fined it $1,250. Landlord appealed and lost. Landlord had shown no proof of what repairs, if any, were underway on the date of inspection, or of when repairs were completed.
DOB v. Andrews Plaza Housing Association: ECB App. No. 2200286 (5/26/22) [2-pg. doc.]