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Re: Fire

Posted by DK on November 23, 1998 at 23:17:29:

In Reply to: Fire posted by Balee on November 21, 1998 at 20:22:10:

It all depends on whether the landlord was neglegent in causing the fire or allowing it to spread.
If the apartment is located in New York City, you may also be able to obtain a court order requiring the landlord to repair the apartment. If you are subject to rent stabilization or rent control, you should also file with DHCR to preserve your right to return to the apartment. All of this is complicated and you should probably consult an attorney with special knowledge in the repair of fire-damaged apartments. (It's really a sub-specialty within the landlord-tenant field.)
Please post a follow-up with some more facts.
: There was a fire in the apartment below. As a result the structure to mine is also condemmed and i have to find a new place. Can I get the landlord to pay for the relocation cost and realtor's fee or can I claim it from her insurance company.
: Do I have any rights in this case?
: Thanks

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