New Landlord Responsible for Violation Caused by Prior Owner

June 27, 2017
LVT Number: #27753

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for failing to test a new or altered plumbing system. DOB's inspector noted that he saw new gas piping in the building's cellar with gas being supplied and in use but no testing on file with DOB. Landlord argued that it was prior landlord's obligation to have testing done when the alteration work was performed and that therefore it wasn't responsible. The ALJ agreed and dismissed the violation. DOB appealed and won.

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3015 Realty LLC: ECB App. No. 1700312 (5/18/17) [3-pg. doc.]