Landlord illegally altered two-family house.

Position:DOB VIOLATIONS
 
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DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for illegally converting a mixed-use two-family residence with a store into four apartments. The ALJ fined landlord $48,000 for a hazardous violation, including per-day penalties of $1,000 per day. Landlord appealed, claiming that the Code Section that DOB cited applied only to buildings used solely for residential purposes. ECB...

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