Former landlord still responsible for uncorrected illegal alteration.

Position:DOB VIOLATIONS
 
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DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for work performed in the building cellar without a permit: putting up partition walls to create four SRO units. DOB later issued a second violation to landlord for failing to comply with a DOB order to correct these conditions. Landlord claimed that it no longer owned the building and wasn't responsible for the violation. The ALJ ruled against landlord and fined it $3,000. Landlord appealed and lost. Landlord wasn't charged as the building owner, but as the entity that failed to comply with a DOB order to...

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