Landlord's age and health don't excuse duty to clean.

Position:DOS VIOLATIONS - United States. Department of State - Brief article

DOS issued a violation notice to landlord for failing to clean 18 inches into the street in front of her building. Landlord argued that she was 84, in poor health, and couldn't afford to pay for cleaning more often than twice a month. She said that the building was next to a commercial area and had just been cleaned two days before the violation was issued. The inspector saw a large accumulation of newspapers, cups, cigarette packs, loose papers, cans, bottles, and other litter in front of the building. The ALJ fined landlord $100.


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