The City of Newburgh has deployed additional resources to identify Newburgh properties that have illegally converted living spaces. According to officials, the city has “a surplus of unscrupulous property owners violating zoning and building codes”-The Record Online.
Illegally converted living spaces pose a major health and safety risk to its inhabitants. Many illegal living spaces are not up to code and residents could easily sustain serious/fatal injuries in the event of a fire or if any of the structures, like ceiling, floor, or stairs gave way.
Property owners and landlords have a responsibility to provide tenants with a safe living environment. If your landlord failed to provide a safe dwelling and you or a loved one were injured or died, contact us today. Our Newburgh personal injury attorneys have held neglect individuals and organizations accountable for more than 55 years.