Landlord Fined $47,400 for Illegal Apartment and SRO Units

LVT Number: #28102

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for altering a two-family residence to one occupied by five families. DOB's inspector observed the creation of three SRO units on the first floor of the building and one Class "A" apartment in the cellar. The SRO units each had key-locking devices on the doors, contained personal effects and beds, and shared a communal kitchen and bathroom. The cellar apartment had a full bathroom, kitchen with sink and gas stove, and three bedrooms. The violation stated that DOB was seeking per-day penalties.

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Hernandez: ECB App. No. 170881 (10/5/17) [3-pg. doc.]