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Posted by C.C. on February 06, 2000 at 17:42:04:

My NYC rent-stab. lease states that we cannot (sic) "make alterations" to our apt. in order to add such appliances as washer/dryers. However, we are interested in purchasing one of the new washer/dryer units that simply hook up to the sink and use very little (well, less than the old days) water and very low electricity. Therefore, "no alterations" necessary. If we get one of these, given the wording of our lease, will we be in violation of our lease? And if so, what could happen? Should we even broach the subject with our landlord? We really don't like to talk to him but we are wondering if we should in this case. LL is awful person but relatively fair with regard to actual job. But we think he'll say no just to be mean, whether he has cause or not. So we are conflicted. Please advise if you have real knowledge. Thanks, Cathy

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