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Re: Heat & Window Problems in NYC

Posted by richard on September 22, 1999 at 08:56:56:

In Reply to: Heat & Window Problems in NYC posted by Tim on September 21, 1999 at 15:11:56:

Do you have to pay Heat & hot water.........well figure it out.........

If you pay $400 or 500 a month rent then whats $100 to heat the place?

If you pay more then you should stop paying rent get some disposable
cameras take LOTS of pictures. call the city inspector and let the LL evict

: We have a one year lease on the upper floor in a 2-story house
: in Brooklyn (Bed-Stuy). When we moved in the landlord informed
: us that we would have to pay heat and hot water. Apparently our
: relatively large apartment is heated by this sad electrical
: contraption running along the floor in just two places. I'm used
: to radiators, but friends I know that have suffered from this
: thing say it increases your electrical bill by over $100 a month.

: So...
: Problem one:
: Our windows are old as all Hell. There are huge gaps where
: the glass should theoretically be meeting the wood frame, and the
: entire bottom wood has fallen off the upper window in the bathroom.
: Also, several of the windows have been painted "shut" when they aren't
: quite shut which has created huge drafts. The electrical things
: look fairly useless as it is, and these gaps will make it
: impossible to heat our apt come winter. So is he required to
: get us new windows?

: Problem two:
: Is it legal to make us pay for our own heat in this way?
: Our downstairs neighbor has the same setup. He has to use
: a 4 foot tall heater that he bought to heat his bedroom in
: winter while the rest of the house freezes.

: Sorry for being so long-winded and thanks in advance,
: Tim

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