Landlords Could see Steep Fines if Post-Sandy Repairs Aren't Made
The city announced that landlords are required to make repairs necessary to turn power and heat back on.
The city of Hoboken posted on its Facebook page that landlords who are not making necessary repairs to restore heat and power can face $1,000 a day in fines.
On its Facebook page, the city announced:
Landlords are responsible for restoring power, heat and making repairs. If they do not make repairs, the City will issue fines of $1,000 per day. If you have an unresponsive landlord, please contact the following three city offices which have jurisdiction over such matters:
Health Division: 201-420-2047
Construction Office: 201-420-2066
Housing Inspection: 201-420-2041
Last week, after most of the city was lit up and powered, about 40 buildings were still without power and heat. PSE&G has shut off the gas in multiple places, a safety measure. While that number of people without power has gone down, some buildings are still without.