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Re: Withholding Rent Question

Posted by richard on October 29, 1999 at 19:42:39:

In Reply to: Withholding Rent Question posted by John Scarlata on October 29, 1999 at 16:03:47:

Probably not..... because you are inconvenienced eh so what......

the markets so tight for housing lets evict any sucker who thinks
withholding rent is a good idea! So go ahead, but be prepared for a

Thats what you get when you pay sky high rents from a

BTW why are you wasting all that $$$ on rent?

are your 401K fully funded? money saved toward a down payment?

Is there some ovewhelming reason to pay that rent? like you work 60 hrs
a week and its walking distance ?


: i live in a full service high rise on the upper east side, managemd by the
: Glenwood Management company. My monthly rent is in excess of 2000 dollars.
: Over the course of one month we experienced a very bad leak from our
: bathroom ceiling, which was directly over the toilet. We would notify the
: doorman, who would send up a maintenance person, this person would look at the
: leak, then go upstairs, then come back and say there was no leak above us and
: go on his way. This went on until we had to contact the manamgement company
: directly because conversations with the on-site manager led to more frustration
: than was necessary to fix a leak. The on-site manager would actually raise her
: voice and hang up on my wife. finally the management team sent some people to
: fix the leak. On three occasions we were told the leak was fixed, only to be
: woken up at night by the forever dripping water. Now the leak got worse, it was
: in the wall AND the ceiling, and now the water was running behind the medicine
: cabinet, running out in a very lovely RUST color, all over the sink and counter.
: Anyway, the leak is fixed, and a week later they came and fixed the damage.
: I want to know what my right is to withhold rent for each day that the leak was
: not fixed i've been told to withhold all of the rent. what am i entitled to?
: all in all it was about 22 days that we dealt with this problem. I mean, 3
: buckets collecting water thru the night, into the morning, for 22 days. Having
: to use the toilet with a constant drip of dirty water on your head...lovely, all
: this for over 2K per month for a small one bedroom.

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