Posted by satori on March 17, 1999 at 02:33:47:
In Reply to: Super used keys to rob my apt. posted by Steph on March 16, 1999 at 16:54:40:
Yes you can sue but the legal fees will be at least $3000. What i would do, is
lock up all your electronic stuff tv, stereos , anything of value with
security cable, You can do that easily.While your there get another lock
to put in the doo were you have the only key get one anyway. why , not,
he raises it in court that you got your own key and lock. well you saved
the filing fee to bring him to court yourself.
Change the locks, is what I would do, and don't give the landlord the key,
. but put in a whole new lock system he more then lickely wil not even see
the new lock you put on the door. all they see is money.
: Please Help !! I live in a bldg. on Staten Island w/ approx. 11 apts. in it.
: (No prior problems w/ Building or Management, the bldg. is brand new)
: (1 year old) 6 of these apts.
: were robbed 2 weeks ago (Same day). As per the Detective on the case
: none of the apts. had any sign of forced entry & whoever came in probably had
: keys . All of the apts. have the same locks , 2 locks including a dead bolt,
: which were installed by management, they hold the Master Keys.
: My question is can the landlord be held financially responsible for the
: theft ? He admitted that someone had to have gotten a hold of either
: his or the supers key but doesn't know who. He then precede to have all of the cylinders (locks)
: in the bldg. changed (Isn't he admitting fault ??)
: I have no renters Insurance & had approx.
: $3,000 worth of Jewelry & small electronics taken. I do not know
: anyone else in the bldg. since I have only lived there a short period of time.
: Any advice on possibly suing or withholding rent would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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