Posted by Lilly on October 21, 2001 at 20:23:56:
In Reply to: Please Help us posted by Robert and Robin McQueen on October 21, 2001 at 14:05:46:
If Outside Temp. Inside Temp must
Day is less than: be more than:
6:00 am - 10:00 pm 55° 68°
10:00 pm - 6:00 am 40° 55°
If You Have Problems With Heat In Your Building:
Use the form below to record the inside and outside temperature. Call the Weather Bureau at (212) 976-1212 to get the official outside temperature. Use a thermometer to take the temperature inside your apartment.
Call the Central Complaint Bureau at (212) 960-4800 to register your complaint. You should call each day you have a heating problem. They are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Write and call your landlord. Send letters by certified mail, return receipt requested and keep a copy of the letter. Keep a list of each date and time you called your landlord to complain.
Consider organizing a tenant's association and filing an HP Action against your landlord in Housing Court. If you live in a rent regulated apartment, consider filing a complaint with the Division of Housing and Community Renewal (718) 519-5678
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