Posted by Fred on January 18, 2000 at 22:26:22:
In Reply to: No heat or hot water posted by Kara on January 18, 2000 at 20:58:35:
Call the gas company -- they can check the building and tell you if in fact the oil/gas is only for you. They can also tell you if your meter is running excessively (maybe you have a leak?). You can also usually get a history of the usage for your apartment -- that might tell you something unless your apartment has been paying for everyone for years.
No hot water is a major violation -- there should be a special number to call with the city.
: It's me again! Albany, NY, Late 1800's apartment, 5 in building, no written lease.
: Got my 280 gallon oil tank TOTALLY filled on 12/28/00 (cost $170), Well turns
: out it is now totally empty as of 1/18/00. We have been very careful about keeping
: the heat at 55-60 during the day when we are at work & 60-65 at night. When we moved
: in we were told that all the other apartments were running off gas heat, but not
: from the LL himself. Does anyone think that our oil is being used in others
: apartments? THis just seems ridiculous-as oil is "said" to be a more affordable
: form of heating. What are the opinions on this matter? The other thing is that we
: have no HOT water at all! Just cold water coming through the hot water pipes!
: We CAN NOT live in this apartment in these conditions!! Any suggestions are welcome!
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