No Proof Exposed Water, Waste, and Gas Lines Were Pre-Existing Condition

LVT Number: #24738

DOB issued two violation notices to landlord. One was for installing exposed cellar gas and waste lines for a washer and dryer without a permit. The second notice was for failing to correct these conditions. Landlord claimed that the water, waste, and gas lines existed in 1979 when he bought the property, which was a condominium unit. The ALJ ruled against landlord and fined him $3,400. Landlord appealed and lost. Landlord's evidence was insufficient to prove that the water, waste, and gas lines existed prior to his ownership of the property.

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