Landlord Fined for Short-Term Apartment Rental Violations
LVT Number: #30084
DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for illegally converting an apartment in a Class A multiple dwelling to transient use, as well as three related violations for failing to maintain a code-compliant building and failing to install a fire alarm systems. After a hearing, the ALJ dismissed the violations, finding them unsupported by the law or evidence. DOB appealed and won. OATH found that DOB had proved its case. Its inspector interviewed a guest at the apartment, who was visiting from Canada and rented the unit for six days on Airbnb for 209 Canadian dollars.
Lam Brothers Realty LLC: ECB App. No. 1801883 (3/7/19) [5-pg. doc.]