Landlord Improperly Stored Wood Behind Building
LVT Number: #24670
DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for unsafe storage of combustible materials and equipment. DOB's inspector observed wooden planks and plywood stored at the rear yard of the building. Landlord claimed that the violation notice was improperly delivered. He also argued that the materials were stored near the backyard fence, away from the building, and were being used in ongoing construction at the building and two adjacent buildings that he owned. The ALJ ruled against landlord and fined him $1,200. Landlord appealed and lost.