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Re: Obstructed Doorway

Posted by Dawn on November 03, 2000 at 15:14:29:

In Reply to: Obstructed Doorway posted by Dave on November 03, 2000 at 12:43:55:

Have you spoken with your landlord about this? A polite conversation on the phone (or a polite short note touching on this subject sent via certified mail or federal express -- either one requires receipt of signature) should get the ball rolling. Take pictures, keep notes, see what the landlord says with your initial phone call. If LL is evasive about returning phone calls or not coming to the phone or just plain not understanding, don't argue with LL -- then go the letter route. Ask for LL to respond to you within 10 days regarding rectifying this issue, along with a couple of pictures clearly showing those 4 to 5 inches that clearly show the hazard, and LL will get the picture, so to speak. If LL is still evasive, and you know for sure that you live in a rent stablized apartment, (check your lease, find out what the landlord is responsible for buildingwise for your town), then call Housing and Preservation and get an Inspector over for the good old surprise visit. Also, check out Nolo Press website for more advice/info. Knowledge is power my friend. Good luck. :-)

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