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Re: Llord Puts Dangerous Obstruction in Lobby

Posted by Cary Kletter on February 08, 1997 at 14:02:46:

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

If your building is located in the city of New York, you may want to explore the idea getting a housing inspector to come to the building to determine if the "condition" creates a danger to the health and safety of the tenants. Generally the New York City Housing Inspectors are imbued with responsibility to determine if a "condition" violates either the Housing Maintenance Code or the Multiple Dwelling Law. Ingress and egress of entrances may be addressed in a Fire Code or elsewhere. You may also wish to send a letter to your landlord, by certified mail, setting forth what you see as the dangers involved, and reminding him/her/it that it can no longer claim that it had no notice of the condition. This may expose the landlord to greater liability in the future, should anything untoward occur.
This information does not constitute legal advice nor create any client-lawyer relationship. If you need legal advice you should consult a lawyer.

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