Landlord Fined for Illegal Conversion of Garage to Apartment Before He Bought Building

LVT Number: #30406

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for unlawful conversion of a one-car garage to a Class "A" apartment with kitchen and full bathroom. Landlord claimed that the apartment was already there and occupied when he bought the building. Landlord brought an eviction proceeding against tenant in April 2019, which was scheduled for a hearing on Aug. 8. Landlord argued that tenant refused to move out previously and refused to settle once the eviction proceeding was commenced.

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DOB v. M&J Realty LLC: ECB App. No. 1901291 (10/10/19) [1-pg. doc.]