Landlord v. Tenant: November 2013
DOB Violations: Building Staircase Leaning Out of Plumb
DOB issued a violation notice to landlord for failing to maintain its building in a code-compliant manner. DOB's inspector reported that the staircase from the fourth floor to the roof was leaning out of plumb. The stringer, which supports stair treads and risers, was separating from the wall. Stringers weren't attached to the headers. There were cracks in walls and ceilings in the hallways, and in the wall and ceiling of a fourth-floor apartment. All stairs and platforms were leaning out of plumb.