Landlord Fined $2,400 for Repeated Violations
LVT Number: #24422
DOS issued 24 violation notices to landlord during a three-year period for placing recyclables out for collection with nonrecyclables, for failing to keep the sidewalk clean and clear of debris, for loose rubbish, for snow, and for leaving ice and dirt on the sidewalk in front of landlord's building. Landlord failed to appear for hearings and was fined $2,400. Later, an Article 81 guardian showed that landlord was legally incompetent on the hearing dates, but the fines were upheld. Landlord appealed and lost. A property owner who has consented to the appointment of a special guardian to manage her property isn't excused from the responsibilities imposed under the Sanitation Code. Landlord was still responsible for the violations.
Sandecki: ECB App. No. 1200423 (10/25/12) [3-pg. doc.]