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New HPD Complaint

In Activism, Heating, HPD, Landlord, Maintenance, People, Service's, Slumlord's on January 17, 2011 at 10:05 AM

As Per The HPD Inspector’s Advice I Have Made A New Complaint  For The Drafty Hole Under The Sink In The Cabinet. The HPD Inspector Stated, “If The Landlord Wanted To, She Could Remove The Only Radiator In The Apartment Because It Was Not Located In The Bedroom”.

The HPD Inspector Further Stated,” That The Landlord Is Not Required To Heat The Entire Apartment, Only The Bedroom”.

WOW!  I Thought This Here Was The Regulation:

New York City Housing Maintenance Code requires that between Oct. 1 and May 31, a landlord must provide sufficient heat to maintain apartments at 68 degrees Fahrenheit between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. when the outside temperature falls below 55.

Between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m., she said, heat must be maintained at 55 degrees when the outside temperature falls below 40 degrees. And while it is not uncommon for a steam pipe riser to be the source of heat for a small room such as a bathroom or kitchen, Ms. Russo said, the landlord is nevertheless required by law to provide the minimum heat required by law throughout the apartment.

Tenants with complaints about insufficient heat in their apartments can also call the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development’s heat hot line:

(212) 960-4800.

This Is The Only Floor Radiator In The Entire Apartment.

This Is What The Under The Sink Area Looks Like.

This Is The My House Thermometer And It Read At 7PM:

This Is Under The Sink Resting On The Bottom Of The Cabinet While There Was Heat In The Kitchen.

I Have Not heard From Either The Property Manager Soraya Huertas or Mei Chen Since 12 Days Ago.

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