Posted by TenantNet on November 08, 1998 at 13:35:08:
In Reply to: Re: Turn on the heat! 212 960 4800 posted by landlord hater on October 30, 1998 at 21:03:50:
: The heating season begins October 1 and runs to May 31 every year.
: If the outside temp is 55 or below from 6 am to 10 pm then the inside temp must be at least 68 degrees and from 10 pm to 6 am if the temp is 40 degrees or less then the inside temp must be at least 55 degrees . Those are the absolute minimum inside temps allowed and are a blessing to slum landlords because we all know how cold 55 degrees is in an apt. Why the
: Health Dep't allows 55 degrees inside temp from 10 pm to 6 am is really a mind blower. I can't understand how they allow it to be law. There are also landlords who collect a few thousand a month that use those heat law figures as set by law. I suggest you visit the following web site and read the information provided there. It is the NY State Atty General Tenant Handbook. It is: www.oag.state.ny.us/business/tenantgu.html
The Atty General book is available here on TenantNet.
: either join Met Council or subscribe to their monthly paper called TENANT. The subscription was $2.50 ( two dollars and fifty cents) a year last year.They print the heat laws in the paper. Every tenant in NYC should read that paper. At about 20 cents a month you can't beat it. You can call them at 212-693-0550 M W F 1:30 to 5 pm. and ask them questions regarding tenant rights. If you don't get heat then call 212 960 4800 and file a heat complaint , call the landlord tell them, also send a certified letter of warning regarding holding rent and try as hard as you possibly can to get a rent stabilized apt. if this one isn't. good luck !!
You don't need to do a commercial for Met Council in every message you leave (three so far). That's our job. And there's no need to subscribe to the paper as we have it here on TenantNet (but donations to them are in order).
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