Landlord Gets Aggravated Penalties for Not Curing Violations

LVT Number: #30381

DOB issued violation notices to landlord for failing to correct violations involving conversion of a building to add three illegal housing accommodations, as well as for work without a permit. Landlord disputed the violations and noted that the building had been vacant since November 2018 due to a fire. He claimed that the fines were excessive. The ALJ ruled against landlord and fined him $5,625. Landlord appealed and lost. The long-standing violations warranted aggravated penalties.

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DOB v. Song: ECB App. No. 1900737 (7/11/19) [3-pg. doc.]