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Re: Sewer: basement apt: possibly illegal

Posted by Anna on September 14, 1999 at 23:25:57:

In Reply to: Sewer posted by Pui Man on September 14, 1999 at 01:58:53:

: I am from New York and I am renting a basement (of a 2 family house)
: without a written lease (because the landloard refuse to
: issue me one.

: My questions are:

: 1) Is a landload allow to rent out its basement?
: 2) If there is a sewer problem and the whole house is flooded with toilet water, would it be the
: landlord's responsibility to fix the problem and pay for the damage? For example,
: will he be responsible to pay for the new rug if the old one is soaked with toilet water?

: Thank you.

: Pui Man

Please read this link about "illegal-three's": that's what the basement of a two-family house usually is!

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