Landlord Held in Contempt with Daily Fines for Lead Paint Violations
LVT Number: #30247
Tenant sued landlord, seeking correction of Housing Maintenance Code violations. The court directed landlord to cure lead paint violations in the apartment, where tenant lived with a child under the age of 7. Tenant later asked the court to hold landlord in contempt because the condition hadn't been cured. The court ruled for tenant. Landlord hadn't completed abatement of the lead paint conditions in the time allowed to correct conditions. Landlord imposed a $250 daily fine, payable by landlord to tenant, for every day after June 7, 2019, that the violations remained uncorrected.
Castillo v. Banner Grp.: 63 Misc.3d 1235(A), 2019 NY Slip Op 50897(U) (Civ. Ct. NY; 6/6/19; Stoller, J)