Landlord Fined $70,000 for Illegal Conversion and Short-Term Rentals

LVT Number: #31156

DOB issued multiple violation notices to landlord for altering a residence for occupancy by more than the legally authorized number of families, in violation of the building's Certificate of Occupancy, and failing to have code-compliant fire alarm system. The building was a one-family home and DOB received complaints that landlord had divided it up into SRO units and ran it as a hotel. DOB's inspector found a number of rooms with beds and furnishings. DOB also found advertisements on Booking.com.

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