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Re: Right to Cover windows for winter? use common sense

Posted by Blue Zephyr on December 04, 2001 at 21:23:30:

In Reply to: Right to Cover windows for winter? posted by K Jones on December 04, 2001 at 14:41:05:

I assue you are renting a typical suburban home in near Saratoga Springs, NY. A home with windows covered in black plastic is a downright eyesore, especially compared to its neighbors. Sure black plastic will keep the sunlight out ... but so would a simple pull down shade for $5.99 at K-Mart. This is one case that you may have the "right" to do something, but this should be tempered by common sense with an eye towards maintaining an attractive appearance of your house (I assume you have visitors - or neighbors!)

: Today my landlord took the plastic off my windows and left it by my door. He told me that if I can't afford the heat then move. I had put black plastic on the outside of my bedroom windows for insulation and to keep out the light because I sleep during the day. Does he have the right to take down plastic on the outside of my windows. He did tell me to put it on the inside, but it seems more efficient to block wind from the outside. Please email me with my rights in this situation, I have mind to go back out and put it right back up. I do not feel I should be restricted from putting up plastic for the winter on the outside, but does he have that right?

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