Landlord Fined for Tenants' Short-Term Rentals of Apartments

LVT Number: #30091

DOB issued violation notices to landlord for converting apartments in a multiple dwelling to transient use. Landlord objected, and argued that tenants used their apartments for transient rentals without landlord's knowledge. ECB ruled against landlord and imposed civil penalties. Landlord then filed an Article 78 court appeal, claiming that ECB's decision was arbitrary and unreasonable. The court ruled against landlord, who appealed and lost. NYC Admin.

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Pamela Equities Corp. v. ECB: Index No. 9091-162661/15, 2019 NY Slip Op 03140 (App. Div. 1 Dept.; 4/25/19; Sweeny, JP, Manzanet-Daniels, Tom, Kapnick, Moulton, JJ)