Landlord v. Tenant: January 2014
Building Violations: Displaced Tenants Sue Landlord and HPD for Relocation Costs
In November 2012, HPD inspected landlord's building and issued three Class "I" violations, which directed tenants to vacate their apartments. These orders followed prior HPD violations that were placed on these apartments. The vacate orders were based on conditions that included structural instability, sagging floors, and cracking plaster walls. Tenants moved out, and in October 2013 sued landlord and HPD, claiming that the violations hadn't been corrected.