Landlord v. Tenant
DOH Violations: Mouse Droppings in Apartment Show Pest Harborage Violation
DOHMH issued a violation notice to landlord for failing to keep the premises free of pests and conditions conducive to pests. The issuing officer observed fresh mouse droppings in an apartment, on the kitchen window sill, inside the kitchen sink and cabinet, and on the floor along the baseboard in the living room. Landlord claimed that it didn't get notice of the complaint leading to placement of the violation. It had received two prior complaints from tenant regarding mice and had responded promptly.