Landlord Fined $8,750 for Renting Apartment for Transient Occupancy

LVT Number: #30995

DOB issued four violations to landlord for occupancy contrary to that allowed by DOB records, failure to maintain the premises in a code-compliant manner, and failure to provide fire alarms. DOB's inspector reported that landlord had converted the two-family dwelling to include a basement apartment for transient use with short-term guests booked through Airbnb. And there was no sprinkler or fire alarm system, as required for transient occupancy. There also was no means of egress for every floor, including the basement floor.

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