Posted by Israel on October 13, 1998 at 21:25:54:
In Reply to: Re: URGENT HELP! Super Harassment (PHONE) posted by Elena on October 09, 1998 at 22:36:57:
Wow, what a story. I assume you live a building of over six familes, right? Get a copy of the Tenants Rights in this website and go over every inch of information in this book. The term that is noted what the Super is doing is getting Key money for the right to move into an empty apartment. This is illegal and you should have reported this person to the police.
At this time you can forget making amends with the super... You reported him to his boss. Repair requests and normal services will be slowed down, so document every request you make to the super (because he will always need a push) and record most if not all conversations with the super conserning the key money. Hold on to that incase the managment considers you a problem tenant. Who knows what he is telling them to cover his butt.
: : Elena,
: : By law, your super is not allowed to yell at you because he is angry about a tenant problem that he is having with you. He must deal with you in a decent manner. If he yells at you (or threatens or is violent) about a housing problem he can be found guilty of harrasment. This carries a fine in the thousands of dollars for the landlord, but you could have a tremendously difficult time proving in a courtroom that it occured. Nonetheless, if your super or landlord or anybody affiliated with them ever yells at you and scares you again, call the police so that they can protect you. By the way, it is illegal for your super to demand money from you so that he gets you another apartment in the building. The only money that the super can demand from you is the rent money ONLY. Also, if the super stops providing services to you (that were provided when you moved in to the building) you are entitled to a RENT REDUCTION. You should write down all the questions that you have on a piece of paper and then call the 'Department of Housing' and ask them all of your questions. They will not pursue your matters for you but they will give you much information that will be helpful. Pick up the phone. OCT 9, 1998.
: Thanks a lot for reply.
: By now, I went to management office and notified them about
: what happened.
: It is looks like they were beleived me and promise that super will never yell
: at me again. I was also told that he will be nice to me starting from TODAY!!
: (This monday, oct 5 ). I do not notice it yet since I did not see him but I was also told that my windowguards will be installed
: not later then friday which is today.... Well :(( No windowguards yet too.
: I can figure that he will never come to install em for me!!
: So do any kind of services.....
: What a life! :((
: Elena :((
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