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Re: No lease after 4-1/2 years?

Posted by Lilly on November 22, 2001 at 21:35:37:

In Reply to: No lease after 4-1/2 years? posted by Richard on November 22, 2001 at 10:50:30:

Unfortunately regarding your tenancy you have none of the lease protections afforded rent regulated tenants-you are in effect a month-to-month tenant and LL can give you 30 days notice. About the heat or any other complaint about sub-standard conditions: All tenants have protections under the warranty of habitability and local building codes, HPD requirements. I would not advise witholding rent BECAUSE LL gets pi--ed off and boots you. Call the 24-hr central complaint number at HPD and here is the full txt from re heat:

Heating Requirements for New York City
In effect October 1 to May 31

Also see:

CTRC Fact Sheet: Heat & Hot Water Complaints
Getting and Keeping Gas and Electricity Service

Time of 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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