Posted by Anna on May 10, 2000 at 10:44:11:
In Reply to: rent reduction for covered intercom posted by susie on May 10, 2000 at 10:24:14:
: I have a rent-regulated iapartment in a building that went co-op. The co-op covered up an exterior intercom because they have a part-time doorman and think the intercom unsightly. I have friends who come late at night and cannot buzz me or talk to me from the vestibule. The intercom did not allow us to buzz th dooor open but did allow us to talke to visitors and know they were there. Is there a way to file for rent-reduction and remain anonymous as the politics are very difficult here? I believe it is a reduction in services if they covered this intercom up.
Rent reduction means filing an application with DHCR who will inform your landlord (the owner of shares to your apt, not the coop itself).
You can call Central Complaints 960-4800 to report non-functioning intercom. You should be able to do it anonymously but their bureaucracy might try to prevent this...
Practical suggestion: have your friends and delivery people call from their cellphones or from the corner phone.
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