Posted by Honey Bee on May 22, 2001 at 21:14:30:
In Reply to: can a landlord deny me needed renovations? posted by Eddie G. on May 22, 2001 at 20:43:21:
Renovations of the type you describe don't just happen on a whim. They also aren't cheap. So consider carefully what you want. Do you want contractors in your apartment for several weeks and a substantial rent increase ? Or are you OK with a lousy apartment in a great neighborhood for a cheap rent ? Being rent controlled, you probably pay a pittance while others in your area pay four figure rents. So, as they say, be careful what you wish for - you just might get it.
: My wife and I live in the Lower East Side. We live in a tenement building (bathtub in the kitchen, etc.). The floor is rotten under the tub and has a bad odor coming from it. Our toilet is actually in a closet and is very hard to negotiate. Since our building was brought by a management company, they have started and completed renovations on about 6 apartments (as they become vacant) in our 22 apartment building which is "rent controlled". I say to you all, what is the protocol or what power do I have to get that damn bathroom up to an 20th century standard (dare I even think of the 21st....)?
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