Landlord Fined $8,750 for Tenant's Short-Term Sublets

LVT Number: #30465

DOB issued four violation notices to landlord for: (a) converting a permanent dwelling to transient use; (b) failing to maintain a building in a code-compliant manner; and (c) failing to provide a fire alarm system. DOB's inspector stated that he found two people occupying an apartment for transient use who said they booked the unit through VRBO, no automatic sprinkler system in the apartment, no required means of egress for each floor as required for transient use, and failure to provide a fire alarm system as required for transient use.

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391 Second Avenue Realty Inc.: ECB App. No. 1901215 (9/26/19) [4-pg. doc.]