Posted by TenantNet on February 28, 1999 at 18:10:13:
In Reply to: LL re-built stucture without City Permit posted by Homeless?? on February 24, 1999 at 02:26:14:
Get your ass down to Dept. of Buildings (60 Husdon Street) ASAP. Get hold
of the plans and permits. Speak to the Borough Superintendent's office
and demand an inspection. Get your city councilmember and community board
involved. Things like this happen too often, usually because Dept. of
Buildings is intentionally looking the other way, and older buildings
may be in danger of falling down, or, with this administration, they
will evict tenants on the spot and tear down the building. I would also
organize your tenants AND get an independent engineer ASAP.
: My new LL performed construction on his ground floor storefront (beneath the two dweling apartments). No Permit was displayed. I originally thought that the construction was strictly cosmetic, simply to change the store appearance and convert the basement into an office/meeting space. Now it has been revealed that he MOVED and re-positioned A SUPPORT BRACE FOR THE BUILDING in the basement and the ground floor as well(I am very familiar with the building - the former LL had me perform maintanance duties so I KNOW). This can't be safe (or legal) - he did it without a permit.
: What will happen to him and the building if this is reported? Could it be condemned if it's found unsafe? Will I be moved by LL or myself?
: I am a rent-controlled tenant and have lived here a very long time. I don't wish to move to a higher rent, but I cannot compromise my saftey!
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