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Re: 1.Rent strike 2. No superintendent avilable.

Posted by TenantNet on November 25, 1996 at 13:32:01:

In Reply to: 1.Rent strike 2. No superintendent avilable. posted by Luis M. Ramos on November 22, 1996 at 11:55:36:

: 1. How do a group of tenants can start a rent strike because of reduction
: of services by landlord, we have file a complaint with DHCR but process
: is very slow and landlord knows how to take advantage of the system.
: 2. Our building is comprised of 87 rent stabilised apartments, landlord
: pulls superintendent out of the building at his convenience to take
: care of problems at other buildings. Are we entitled to a full time
: superintendent?.

If you strike, then the LL will take you to housing court, but you must realize
that a) DHCR has exclusive jurisdiction over "services" and b) you must distinguish between
"services" and "bad conditions". You can assert bad conditions in defense of a rent strike action but not services.
But as you already filed with DHCR, chances are the court would keep the issues separate.
Read the housing maintenance code (online) and other info on the web site regarding the
requirement for super services.

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