Landlord illegally altered two-family house.

Position:DOB VIOLATIONS - Brief article

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for altering a residence as a dwelling for occupancy by more than the legally approved number of families. The two-family dwelling had been converted into a four-family dwelling. The cellar was converted into a Class A apartment, and the first-floor apartment was converted into two SRO units. Landlord claimed that the cellar apartment existed when he bought the building and that the first-floor tenant had created the SRO units. The ALJ dismissed the violation, finding that DOB didn't prove the legal status of the building...

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