A Bronx landlord, Hamid Khan, was sentenced to nine days in jail and fined $155,000 for failing to repair hundreds of housing code violations in the 94-unit, six-story building he owns, the city’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development announced today.
Bronx Landlord Is Jailed for Code Violations
There are 2,268 outstanding Housing Maintenance Code violations on the building, at 1055 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in the High Bridge section of the Bronx. The violations include conditions of severe water damage, collapsed floors and ceilings, construction debris throughout the building, a broken toilet, a broken intercom and a defective fire escape. In November, the building was included in the department’s new Alternative Enforcement Program, which focuses on some of the city’s 200 most troublesome buildings in need of repairs. Over the past year, the department has completed over $55,000 worth of emergency repairs at the building.