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Re: Fireplace/an expensive Rockrose firehazzard ignored

Posted by TenantNet on December 26, 1997 at 04:58:17:

In Reply to: Fireplace/an expensive Rockrose firehazzard ignored posted by Nancy on December 21, 1997 at 03:17:08:

: I pay an exorbitant rent to one of NYCs biggest and unconcerned rental
: agents--Rockrose. One reason I took this place was for its fireplace which
: I can't use. Unless you like smoke blowing everywhere into your apartment. They can fix this problem shared by many besides me in this
: bldg. They have to install a fan to blow the smoke up. They don't do it be-
: cause the tenants here move every year or two so by the time the new
: tenant experiences the problem they move out...
: After my place became as ash=strewn as a volcano site tonight (on a non
: windy night) I've had it. My walls are grey and my computer and my living
: room are again covered in soot.
: Does anyone know what NY agency I can go to to force Rockrose to
: fix this and if they don't could they be forced to reduce my rent?

See if the Fire Department will inspect it, or the Building Dept. But
do your homework as if there's a problem, they might issue a violation to
either fix it (if it's a legal fireplace) or to shut it down and seal it.
Then you have a service reduction to deal with.

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