Landlord v. Tenant: June 2013
DOB Violations: Clothes Dryers in Basement Without Automatic Sprinkler
DOB issued a violation notice to landlord after finding four clothes dryers in the basement without any sprinkler system. DOB's inspector observed four washers and four dryers connected by electric wiring to power sources. Landlord argued that the 2008 building code requirement to install a sprinkler system if there were more than two dryers didn't apply to a 1930s building. The ALJ ruled against landlord, who appealed and won.