SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A San Francisco landlord has been fined a city record $800,000 for allowing tenants to live in squalor at his rental properties.
The Department of Building Inspections logged 467 code violations in the past decade at more than half of the 32 properties owned by Bayview Property Managers.
Bayview president James Blanding is a retired city employee.
The San Francisco Chronicle (http://bit.ly/LL1JAU ) says renters in more than 100 units had to cope with sewage spills, flooding, mold, mildew, rodents and crumbling walls, ceilings and stairways.
Officials announced Monday that Bayview agreed to pay an $800,000 civil fine, the largest-ever city penalty for building code violations.
Information from: San Francisco Chronicle, http://www.sfgate.com
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