Landlord Fined $52,000 for Tenants' Short-Term Rental Violations

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Landlord filed an Article 78 court appeal of an ECB decision finding violation of NYC administrative code provisions based on illegal occupancies and converting permanent residential units into use for transient occupancy. ECB fined landlord $52,100. Landlord argued that it was unreasonable to hold it responsible for tenant's short-term rentals and that only three of the building's 264 units were used for short-term rentals of less than 30 days. The court ruled against landlord.

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42/9 Residential LLC v. NYC ECB: 84 NYS3d 352, 2018 NY Slip Op. 07052 (App. Div. 1 Dept.; 10/23/18; Renwick, JP, Richter, Kahn, Gesmer, Singh, JJ)