Google Search

TenantNet Forum Archives 1996-2002
Posting and Replies are disabled in all Archives
TenantNet Forum | TenantNet Forum Archives Index


aren't fire escapes mandatory?

Posted by simplEjess on August 21, 2001 at 12:54:41:

i live in a 12 floor building (4 apts. per floor; 2 on one side of the hall with an elevator in between and 2 on the opposite side with a freight elevator between - - so it's a small hall, maybe 7' x 10'). at each end of the hall there is a door leading to a stairwell. at one point, these stairs must have functioned as a fire escape route. from the stairwell, one can see doors that look as though they lead into each apt. however, from the inside of the apt., one can see that not only has the door been walled over, but a refrigerator also stands in front of the wall. so, if there was a fire in the hallway, there would be no way to get to the elevator or either stairway. are there any laws governing the provision of an external fire escape???

Follow Ups:



Note: Posting is disabled in all archives
Post a Followup

Name    : 
E-Mail  : 
Subject : 
Comments: Optional Link URL: Link Title: Optional Image URL:


   

TenantNet Home | TenantNet Forum | New York Tenant Information | Contact Us
DHCR Information | DHCR Decisions | Housing Court Decisions | New York Rent Laws |

Subscribe to our Mailing List!
Your Email      Full Name