Landlord falsely certified that basement flooding was corrected.

Position:DOB VIOLATIONS - Brief article

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for falsely certifying that conditions cited in a prior violation had been corrected. The three basement conditions were the accumulation of water in the elevator pit, the absence of a sump pump, and improper ventilation of the machine room. At a hearing, landlord claimed that the elevator company had corrected the conditions before the certification was filed. The ALJ ruled against landlord and fined him $4,800. Landlord appealed and lost. The elevator company hadn't stated that it fixed the listed conditions. It had done other...

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