Landlord responsible for preexisting alteration.

Position:DOB VIOLATIONS
 
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DOB issued a violation notice to landlord of a one-family house for having a separate dwelling unit in the cellar. Landlord claimed that this unit existed when he bought the building in 1999. The ALJ found that this was no defense and fined landlord $2,400. Landlord appealed and lost. Code Section 28-118.3.2 prohibits an increase to the number of dwelling units without a change in the building's...

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