Landlord Gets Additional Penalties
LVT Number: #24632
DOB issued three violation notices to landlord for failing to comply with prior notices to correct the illegal creation of a basement apartment. In the prior notices, DOB found that landlord performed work without a permit, erected full height partitions and installed water and waste lines for a three-piece bathroom and residential sink, and installed a gas line for a stove. Landlord claimed that the conditions existed when she bought the building and that she had taken steps to correct the conditions. The ALJ ruled against landlord and fined her $18,000. Landlord appealed and lost.