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Re: Lead-piosoned (b)

Posted by Anna on February 25, 1999 at 10:34:17:

In Reply to: Re: Lead-piosoned (b) posted by satori on February 25, 1999 at 00:01:15:

My suggestion is for you to contact the New York State Bar Assoc and get a referral to a lawyer ASAP: click below for their website. Tell the telephone counselor everything you wrote in your first email: lead-based-paint poisoning and eviction, s/he will find an appropriate lawyer to send you to for a $25.00 consultation fee and may offer other assistance/referrals. From what I've read, the first is a 'tort' or 'toxic tort' complaint which lawyers take on contigency (you pay their expenses, but their fees come of of the settlement), the second is a 'breach of contract' and Landlord-tenant complaint. You might also try calling the EPA back, city/state or federal, or the national lead hotlines: they might have suggestions: they have heard this type of story before. Also: use the search features in this message board, in the main menu of, & on the internet for 'lead': try "lead based paint". Good Luck.

: Also I sat in on some housing meetings, at RGB in Brooklyn, and the
: biggest grip landlords had was not really with tenants it was with tenants lawyers.
: that was a common thing they said ."there lawyers did this and that"

: : I agree with question 2 and 3. your rent should be reduced under the law
: : becuase your not getting what you paid for.
: : And that your being punished for talking talking about your grievance, I think that
: : is also unfair

: :
: : : Thank you Satori for your kind advice. I have nothing against lawyers; in fact I will try to get one for the lead-Piosining case. But for now I have this Eviction thing in front of me to deal with. Can you or any body else please tell me how to go about dealing with it, if you or some one else help me out with few questions than I will take it from here.

: : : 1) Since lease is a civil contract than a verbal lease should also be considered binding. Is it or is it not?
: : : 2) And since we are using mere small portion (15%) of the house, don't we deserve rent abatement?
: : : 3) Isn't this 30-day-Eviction be considered retaliatory thereby illegal?

: : : Thank you all very much for your help.

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