In Uncategorized on April 23, 2011 at 5:50 AM
This landlord got three months — with 15 years tacked on if he ever re-enters the rental business — in what prosecutors say may set a state precedent by holding a landlord criminally responsible, in this case for a fire caused by faulty, home-rigged wiring in his unit.
The outcome of that fire? Five people — an entire family — died, including children ages 7, 6 and 4.
If the punishment seems light, welcome to the tenant’s world, say advocates, because the sentence is no surprise: Landlords simply aren’t held accountable when they fail to meet health and safety codes.
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In Uncategorized on April 23, 2011 at 5:47 AM
Too many tenants fail here, unaware that by law the landlord must repair the primary heating unit — and air conditioning and major appliances, etc. — swiftly. Failure to do so breaches the rental contract and poses a safety risk.
So why is this critical for the tenant to know? Shouldn’t the landlord know this? Isn’t someone watching the landlord?
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In D.H.C.R., Heating, HPD, HRA, Landlord, N.Y.State, NYC Adminstration, People, Rent Regulation, Rent Stabilized, Service's, Slumlord's, Uncategorized on April 18, 2011 at 11:57 AM
Wow I Really Believed, Like An Idiot That The Last Conversation That I Had With The Landlord And The Property Manager Was Understandable, I Pay Rent, You Supply Heat. Apparently They Believe That I Will Not Go To Court, Of Course No One Likes To Go To Court. But I Think That I Have Had Enough Of The Lies.
There Was No Heat At All Yesterday, Sunday – April 17th 2011. This Morning I Called The Property Manager At 9AM. By 11:30 AM I Still Did Not Have Heat, So I Called The Landlord In Pennsylvania. I Asked Her Why Is It That I Don’t Have Heat, And Why Do I Have To Call Her To Ask For Heat.
She Called My Neighbor In Who’s Apartment The Thermostat Is Located, And 2 Minutes Later I Heard The Furnace And Heat Came Up 1 Minute Later.
Why Do I Have To Keep Asking For Heat, If This Is The Heating Season And The Average Temperature Has Been, 40 Degree’s At Night And 50 Degree’s During The Day.
The Other Question Is The Legality Of The Building Thermostat Being In An Apartment As Opposed To The Basement.
The Other Question Is Why Can It Be Manually Controlled At Another Rent Paying Tenant Whim, Whenever They Choose To Get Up, Or Whenever They Are Home. If They Go Out I Get Screwed And Have To Live In The Cold.
It’s Really Something…
So I Will Have To Use The Little Cash I Saved For Emergencies To Take Them To Court. I Will Call The NYC Public Advocates Office, Again. Bill De Blasio Should Follow Up On His Own Program’s.
In Activism, D.H.C.R., Heating, HPD, HRA, Landlord, Maintenance, N.Y.State, NYC Adminstration, Rent Regulation, Service's on April 10, 2011 at 11:07 AM
Well As Promised, The Landlord Has Sent Her Father To Check On The Heating Situation, A Heating Situation That As Of 10pm Last Night Has Been Resolved. The Solution Was A Simple One. Turn The Thermostat On.
I Had So Much Heat Last Night That I Had To Turn Off The Radiator. Be Careful What You Ask For Comes To Mind. Why I Had To Call Everyone And Their Mother To Have Heat I Do Not Know. This Game Is Simple, Believe Me It Is A Game.
Take In All The Rent You Can And Use The Least Energy You Can Without Getting Caught, Like Forced Conservation. This Is Where City Agencies Lack Intelligence. That Is Why I Call Them Useless, And A Waste Of City Taxes. In Any Case I Got A Promise From The Grandfather To Relocate Said Thermostat, Where There Would Be No Question On It’s Activation By Human Control Method’s….I.E. Thumb’s…..
In Uncategorized on April 9, 2011 at 7:25 PM
I Wrote To The NYC Public Advocate’s Office And Complained That I Have No Heat And Have Not Had Any Since The Last Rent Payment On The 4th of April. I Explained That It Is Unjust That I Have To Pay Rent Without Any Service’s Rendered.The Other Apartments All Have Heat And Have Had Heat For The Past Three Month’s, And It Is Unacceptable That I Should Be Made To Suffer These Past 4 Month’s.
I Forgot To Mention That The Thermostat Is In Another Tenant/Super’s Apartment And Can Be Controlled Manually. Second, The Property Manager Refuses To Give Me Her Address To Her Business Office. I Have Asked Her For The Past Four Months.
Thank You Hon. Mr. De blasio And Giovanni, For Your Time And Patience In This Manner. I Have Called HPD Today.
The Property Manager Maintain’s That I Am The Only One Complaining. It Is A Six Apartment Residential Building With Only Three Tenant’s Who Occupy Three Apartment’s.
I Apologise For The Trouble. I Just Got Off The Phone With The Landlord Who Stated That The 20th Is The Day That She Will Come To Begin The Repairs To The Building, And That Is The Day That She Will Fix The Radiator That Is Waterlogged. I Told Her That, This is Unacceptable And Unjust That I Have No Heat And Would Not Get Any Until Then. She Stated That Monday Her Father Will Stop By To Check The Radiator. All I Can Say Is, WOW…..
I Just Recieved A Call From Ms. Huerta Saying That She Would Call Me Back When She Get’s Off The Train???
In Other Developments, I Had The Water Leak Damage In The Bathroom Repaired. It Had To Be Recaulked And Repainted. The Cost Was Paint, Caulk, Labor. About 50 Bucks. I Am Now Heating The Apartment Using The Oven, Stove And Electric Heater So That I can take A Shower.
Here Are The New Photo’s Of The Repair:
In D.H.C.R., H.C.R.A., Heating, HPD, HRA, Landlord, Leadership, Maintenance, N.Y.State, NYC Adminstration, People, Rent Regulation, Service's, Slumlord's, Uncategorized on April 8, 2011 at 8:13 AM
Well The Landlord Did As I Expected, Her Property Manager Came By For The Rent This Morning, The Heating Was Quite Well And Toasty Warm. I Went To Take A Nap, And Woke Up A While Later To Find The Heat Off And The Apartment Frozen In A Press…..
I Will Be Screwed This April, Because Just Like Shopping In A China Shop, If You Break It, You Bought It..So I Already Paid April’s Rent And I Know Next Time I See Her Will Be May 1st.
I Meant To Comment On The Last Post About The Prior Post: Public Advocate de Blasio
Launches 8-point Housing Initiative to Repair Run-down Apartments & Protect Tenants.
Specifically This Point:
•City legislation to bar landlords with a long history of severe housing violations from receiving taxpayer dollars through rent programs like Section 8 and Advantage.
Will The City Stop Rent Check’s From Going To These Landlord’s And Yet Protect These Tenant/Client’s From Eviction Proceedings And From Being Evicted In A Capricious And Vindictive Manner.
About The Water Leak In The bathroom, I Said The Property Manager Came By To Collect the rent And Asked To See The leak. She Twisted Her Head, Looked And Exited The bathroom. Not One Word As To When It Will Be repaired, But Judging From My Next Door neighbor’s Wall’s, With It’s History Of Water Damage, NEVER!
So I Contracted Someone To Repair It And Paint It. I Guess I Will Give her The Bill Along With Next Month’s Rent.
Of Course The Rent Minus The Expenses For The Damage. Here Is The Progress:
In Heating, HPD, Maintenance, N.Y.State, NYC Adminstration, Rent Regulation, Service's, Slumlord's, Uncategorized on April 5, 2011 at 12:39 PM
Not To Be Outdone By The Current Lack of Services By The New Landlord – Lin’s Realty LLC, Last Night There Was A Water Leak In The Bathroom Ceiling From One Of The Upstair’s Apartments, I Do Not Know Which One, But The One Above Me Is Vacant That Looks Like An Abandoned Run Down Warehouse.
I Did Not Notice It Until I Took A Shower. I Took These Photos And E-Mailed Them To Our Property Manager, Soraya Huerta.
She Was Supposed To Come By This Morning To Pick Up The April Rent, But Something Came Up, Could It Be The Storm That Is Over NYC Now.
In Any Case Her Reaction Was Casual, And She Did Not Comment. She Stated That She Would Be Here Tomorrow. I Informed Her That May Not Be Possible Because I Have Thing’s To Do. But We’ll See What We Can Do.
I Had To Put Me Oven, Stove Burners On Because There Is No Heat And Because Of The Impending Rain Storm, Mixed With Sleet The tepmperature Will Fall Very Rapid, As Predicted By The Weather Forcaster’s. It Is Cold Not And I Can Imagine From Past Experiences, It Will Get Colder.
More Personal Costs For The Same Or Worst Service. Reminds Me Of The MTA And The NYC Mayor’s Administration’s.
In This Case It Has Cost More Money For Less And In Any Case Hope You See The Pictures.