Landlord Fined for Short-Term Rental for Nine Guests in Two-Family House

LVT Number: #30851

DOB issued four violation notices to landlord for booking short-term rentals through Airbnb for the first floor of a two-family house for nine guests. At a hearing, landlord argued that the DOB inspector's conversation with a guest through an open window was insufficient to establish the charges.

The ALJ ruled for landlord in part. One violation was dismissed because the prohibition against short-term rentals contained in the MDL didn't apply to two-family dwellings.

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DOB v. Doc Saab, Inc.: ECB App. No. 2000449 (5/21/20) [3-pg. doc.]