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Letitia James could face $500 fine from HPD

The public advocate has failed to register her property with the city since 2007
June 09, 2014 10:11AM

Public Advocate Letitia James could face a fine from the city after failing to register her Brooklyn brownstone with the department of Housing Preservation and Development, according to DNAinfo.

James could face a $500 fine for the seven years she has not registered her four-unit Fort Greene building. Owners of buildings with multiple units have to register their properties with HPD. In cases where that doesn’t happen, landlords can face fines between $250 and $500.

City records also show 12 open violations on the property, according to the news site, three of which happened under James’ ownership between 2003 and 2004 for inadequate lighting outside the front entranceway. James has owned the building since 2001. The remainder of the violations were acquired between 1981 and 1990. [DNAinfo] – Claire Moses