Landlord Illegally Converted Two-Family Dwelling to Three-Family

LVT Number: #29693

DOB issued two violation notices to landlord for doing work without a permit and for altering a residence for occupancy by more than the legally approved number of families. The DOB inspector testified that water and waste lines had been installed on the first floor for a toilet, sink, and tub, as well as a kitchen sink. Partitions for an apartment also had been installed in the cellar. The two-family dwelling had been converted to a three-family dwelling. Landlord claimed the work existed when he bought the building. The ALJ ruled against landlord and fined him $2,800.

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Alvarez: ECB App. No. 1800478 (7/12/18) [4-pg. doc.]