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Re: Llord Puts Dangerous Obstruction in Lobby

Posted by TenanNet on February 08, 1997 at 12:15:22:

In Reply to: Llord Puts Dangerous Obstruction in Lobby posted by Kibo Schaffer on February 08, 1997 at 11:51:27:

: Our landlord placed a large table in the sole narrow lobbyway, between
: the front doors and the elevator. Worse, the table (obstructs 60% of
: the width of the passageway) features a table top which overhangs the
: sides by 6" on each side ---- creating sharp corners at hip-level for
: adults, and worse, right at eye-level to our 2 year old.
: Several tenants see the future --- someone is going to get seriously hurt...
: but the landlord refuses to remove this hazard or modify the table (at
: least) to saw off the overhang.
: I've been told (by the alndlord!) there is no law regarding such an
: obviously dangerous obstruction to the building's only ingress--egress.

Call your local Fire Department ir Building Department with the complaint
that there is a blockage to egress. Find out what your local code requires.
It will depend on various factors (floors in building, number of units,
other means of egress, distance from furthest unit to egress point, etc.).

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