Posted by TenantNet on February 22, 1998 at 09:29:46:
In Reply to: Violent Neighbors, Management Company indifferent posted by Rain on February 20, 1998 at 11:43:33:
: My friend recently moved into a co-op apartment in Jackson Heights,
Queens and her neighbors have been fighting very loudly and violently
for the past week. She's had to call the police twice, but the neighbors
did not open their door, and neither did my friend. She called the
management company and they basically blew her off saying that she should
just call the cops and if it got bad, she could break her lease.
Noise control is the owner's responsibility and she can break the lease
for that, but document the problem. Police? Forget them. For the most
part they're lazy.
the managment company added that she was "a young girl and in no position
to be moving again." What the hell was that about?
I would record that and threaten a law suit for sexual discrimination as
they are withholding services based on gender.
:My friend works for
a very prestigious financial institution and is no waif. Anyhow, what
can she do to make the management company do something about this
As always, withholding rent is an option,, but put it all in writing
(even though you shouldn't have to do that) and document the problem.
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