Landlord v. Tenant: March 2013
DOS Violations: Landlord’s Incapacity Doesn’t Excuse Violations
DOS issued 24 violations to landlord between August 2007 and May 2010 for failing to separate recyclables from other trash, improper storage of receptacles, failing to keep the sidewalk in front of her building clean, and for leaving snow, loose rubbish, and ice and dirt on the sidewalk. Landlord was fined $2,400 after failing to respond to the violation notices. Her attorney got the proceedings reopened and asked the ALJ to excuse landlord because she was incapacitated.