Landlord fined for cracks in apartment walls #25734.

Position:DOB VIOLATIONS
 
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DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for failure to maintain a building, based on cracks found in the concrete masonry wall between an apartment's living room and bedroom, as well as small cracks at the skylight in the living room. Landlord claimed that it had problems obtaining access from tenant to make repairs. It was forced to start an eviction proceeding against tenant to get access. Landlord also argued that tenant had never reported the conditions, so landlord had no knowledge of them. The ALJ...

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