Landlord added seven illegal SRO units to cellar: #23290.

Position:DOB VIOLATIONS - Brief article

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for illegal conversion of the building by adding seven SRO units in the cellar, as well as a kitchen with a gas stove and two three-piece bathrooms in the basement. Landlord claimed that there weren't any SRO rooms in the cellar. The ALJ ruled against landlord and fined him $25,800.

Landlord appealed and lost. Landlord claimed that the DOB inspector's descriptions were false, and presented photos and videotape showing different conditions. ECB found that the ALJ specifically questioned the inspector...

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