Posted by DK on December 28, 1998 at 17:48:15:
In Reply to: thermostat posted by Coleen on December 27, 1998 at 00:17:44:
If you live in New York City, the heating provisions of the Housing Maintenance Code apply to "tenant occupied one- or two-family dwellings" as well as multiple dwellings. That means that your apartment must be heated to 68 degrees between 6 am and 10 pm when it is less than 55 degrees outside. (you can find the detailed regulations on the tenant.net site)
While your landlord must provide you with adequate heat that complies with the regulations, the landlord, not the tenant, gets to control the thermostat. If you are not getting adequate heat after complaining, call the central complaint number, or take your landlord to housing court.
: Does anyone know if a two family apartment have to have a thermostat in each apartment? I haven't had one since we lived here, and we bascically have no control over the heat. I would like to get the facts first before i ask my landlord to install some heating control in here..
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