Landlord v. Tenant: May 2014
DOB Violations: Tenant's Rental to Tourists Violated Building Code
DOB issued violation notices to landlord for operating an apartment building for transient use, as well as related violations of sprinkler, egress, and fire alarm regulations based on the building's use for transient occupancy. At a hearing before the ALJ, a tenant testified that he had rented portions of his four-bedroom apartment to boarders through Airbnb, but claimed that he occupied the apartment with his roommate at the same time. The ALJ dismissed the violations after a hearing.