Landlord Fined $2,000 for Harassing Tenant

LVT Number: #31301

Tenant sued landlord, seeking correction of violations, a restraining order, and a finding of harassment. Landlord failed to appear in court three times. The court ruled for tenant. An HPD report confirmed tenant's testimony about apartment conditions, and the court directed landlord to correct them. Tenant also credibly testified that her lease called for landlord to pay for apartment utilities. But landlord transferred the utilities to tenant without tenant's consent and stopped paying for them, causing hardship to tenant.

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