Landlord v. Tenant: December 2013

DOB Violations: Landlord Didn't Add Handicap Ramp During Alterations

DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for failing to provide building access to people with disabilities. The violation stated that there was no ramp at the front entrance of the building. Landlord claimed that no ramp was needed because no handicapped people lived in the building. DOB argued that any major alteration of the building after 1987 required front entrance handicap accessibility. Landlord had altered the building between 2001 and 2004. The ALJ ruled against landlord and fined him $800.

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