Landlord Fined $50,500 for Illegally Altering Two-Family House

LVT Number: #30899

DOB issued violation notices to landlord for illegally altering a two-family dwelling and for work without a permit. DOB's inspector saw a Class "A" apartment in the cellar, and three SRO units on the second floor. Landlord claimed that when it bought the building in 1998, the cellar unit was already there but was unoccupied. Landlord also removed the SRO room locks the day after the violations were issued.

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DOB v. Rampersaud: ECB App. No. 2000005 (3/19/20) [1-pg. doc.]