The owner of a West Hollywood apartment building where city officials say that a young married couple was living in a laundry room said this week that she is striving to correct numerous code violations.
"I've got enough problems. I don't want them bothering me any more," said Mollie Shimmel, who owns the four-unit building at 1244-1246 N. Fairfax Ave.
After an inspection in November, city officials said Shimmel used makeshift partitions to add seven "bootlegged" units to the building, including the laundry room.
Shimmel, who called the accusations "exaggerated," said that tenants in all but two of the units have relocated and that she intends to carry out a "major remodeling" of the property.