Landlord Fined $34,000 for Failing to Restore Hot Water
LVT Number: #32008
HPD sued landlord after issuing violations for lack of hot water at a building. Landlord didn't restore the hot water and didn't want to settle the civil penalties imposed. HPD then sought an order to correct and civil penalties against landlord. The court ruled for HPD, which proved that the hot water condition wasn't corrected. The court granted civil fines and penalties against landlord in the amount of $34,000, payable to HPD. And the court ordered landlord to restore hot water to every apartment and remove any device on the heating system that could cause it to become inoperable or to provide less than the minimum legal requirements of heat or hot water.
HPD v. Mustafa: Index No. 307986/21, 74 Misc.3d 1210(A), 2022 NY Slip Op 50094(U), NYLJ No. 1646119440 (Civ. Ct. Queens; 2/8/22; Sanchez, J)