Posted by broken lock on September 19, 1999 at 12:43:08:
The building: NYC coop, 70% shareholder-occupied, 20% stabilized, & us: subletting from an out-of-town shareholder, not a sponsor.
The event: building door doesn't close/lock reliably.
The research today: Attorney General's web site & the other Tenant.net web site & the NYC web site.
A partial answer so far: tried to call HPD to report the problem, can't be anonymous (still thinking about it...)
The REAL question: according to rent stabilized neighbor, this is a recurring problem. it started up again 2 weeks ago, we discovered it yesterday. no one warned us about the security breach. the shareholder-manager only told other shareholder-residents. according to the attorney general's web site, there is a law 352eeee requiring the building manager to treat shareholders and rent stabilized equally, without discrimination (no one warned them either). did i read that section wrong: does this law cover sublet-tenants too? is there another law somewhere? aren't they required to warn all of us, not just the resident-shareholders?
These people obviously lack common sense, common courtesy, and fear of lawsuits, so we thought quoting a law in a certified letter would open their eyes.... so they would tell us next time & maybe speed up getting the lock/door fixed, without making enemies (we have several months left on the lease).
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