Landlord Fined $60,000 for Illegally Altering Two-Family Dwelling to Six Units
LVT Number: 30222
DOB issued violation notices to landlord based on altering a dwelling to more than the legally approved number of families. The Certificate of Occupancy (C of O) permitted a two-family dwelling, but the inspector observed illegal conversion to six occupied dwelling units. Landlord claimed that it had corrected the violations, but the ALJ fined landlord $60,000, including charges for per-day penalties.