Posted by Mariel on December 29, 1997 at 17:09:45:
In Reply to: Landlord problems posted by Shammi on December 28, 1997 at 21:25:33:
: Presently I live in a brownstone and I have been experiencing ongoing leaks in my apartment. Today I had a verbal argument with my landlord about the problems that he said was fixed when in fact it has not been. I am tired and I am not sure what I should do. Should I refuse to pay rent until the matter is resolved? Should I fix it myself? Should I get the law involved? If I get the law involved, who should I call first? I am in NYC.
: I certainly would like some advice from anyone who has experienced similar problems
I assume you are not in a rent-controlled apt. That means the owner can decide to not renew your lease if he/she feels you are a "problem" tenant. If you really like the apt. and feel like you have a good deal, you may want to just fix the leak yourself (and pay for it). Otherwise, you can withhold rent and go to court over it (make sure you have evidence).
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