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Posted by MikeW on January 18, 2000 at 10:19:15:

In Reply to: Landlord Harassment posted by Patricia Mullin on January 15, 2000 at 10:08:47:

... that the LL knew that the washer was there, he may not be able to make you get rid of it. You're biggest problem will be to prove the LL knew. If you can show he did any significant work on the apartment, and that the washer was openly visible, you probably have a good case.

: Hi,
: I wrote yesterday about my landlord harasing me about getting rid
: of my washing machine after I filed a complaint with the heat complaint
: bureau. I have lived in this apartment for 17 years and the landlord
: has been in this apartment many times and never hasseled me about the
: washing machine before (it is in plain sight) until i filed a complaint
: about no heat. I live in Astoria, N.Y. in a 12 tenant building with a
: written lease. The lease has a no washing machine policy, however, as
: I stated this was never enforced. I received a 10 day notice to cure
: stating that the washing machine has just been brought to his attention.
: Yeah, right - after 17 years. Can anyone offer any advice? I feel I am
: being harassed because I exercised my legal right to complain about no
: heat. Got to go call the heat complaint bureau again- no heat and no hot
: water today.
: Thanks for any help,
: P.Mullin

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