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Re: Building Security

Posted by Sheila on August 11, 1997 at 15:32:00:

In Reply to: Re: Building Security posted by Carol on August 11, 1997 at 13:23:24:

: I live in a rent stablized building with 10 apts. The main entrance is off
: the main street and through a small arch way and therefore is quite hidden to
: the general public. As a result, it's a popular for teens to hangout and
: smoke drugs. They gather in the porch area where the mail boxes are located
: and if they can they enter into the actual building and sit
: in the hallways and on the stairs. The Many tenants have ordered them out and
: called the police but the kids keep coming back !! The building Manager
: has told me he can do nothing about this problem as he "he doesn't
: live there" and to just keep calling the police. He refuses to install a
: lock on the outer door as the mailman needs access. Its really scary to
: come home at night and have to pass through 5 or 6 drugged out kids to get
: into my building. They also put graffiti on the walls and mailboxes-which
: isn't cleaned off. Doesn't the landlord have a responsibility to do
: something about this situation?? Should I write to him directly and not
: deal with the slimy Bldg Manager?? A lot of apts in the bldg have been
: burgled too. Please help.
: Your landlord is also probably required by law to light the entranceway from the street to your front door adequately. However, you may need to organize a few tenants to go, or prepare to go, on rent strike to show your landlord he is dealing with people who know their rights. You can do it alone, but it's better if you have at least one other tenant with you.

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