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