Landlord Fined $8,750 for Unauthorized Construction and Fire Code Violations

LVT Number: #31201

DOB issued five violation notices to landlord for failure to maintain a building in a safe and code-compliant manner. DOB's inspector found unpermitted work in the building's basement, including erected partitions to create two bedrooms, installed water and waste lines for a three-piece bathroom, gas line, and kitchen sink. Other violations were issued for transient use of the basement, first and second floors, and no fire alarm system for transient use. After a hearing, the ALJ fined landlord $8,750.

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