Landlord Responsible for Violations Caused by Tenant’s Short-Term Rentals

LVT Number: #26613

DOB issued four violation notices to landlord, all involving a tenant’s use of an apartment for transient occupancy. At a hearing, landlord’s agent testified that he knew that the tenant was illegally subletting the apartment for short-term rentals. As a result, landlord refused to renew tenant’s lease and stated that tenant had agreed to move out. Landlord argued that the transient use of one apartment didn’t convert the building into a hotel.

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Benchmark 10 LP: ECB App. No. 1500900 (10/29/15) [3-pg. doc.]