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Re: fire

Posted by Anna on May 21, 2000 at 15:06:27:

In Reply to: fire posted by gg on May 21, 2000 at 10:46:51:

: i have had an accidental kitchen fire in my rent stablilzed apt. in nyc. There are approximately 36 units in my building which was built in 1936.
: I have had a lease for this apt. for about 6 years
: There has been excessive structural damage and I have had a problem determining what the landlord is responsible for, I am aware that i am responsible for all my personal belongings but what about windows, major appliances, bathroom sinks and tubs etc.??

: can anyone gve me info?
: thanks-gg

Your landlord is responsible for repairing everything. Most landlords would not even allow a tenant to repair such things, nor should they.

Call DHCR 718.739.6400: richard is probably wrong about charging you 1/40.

Your landlord has insurance and should put in a claim. If his insurance doesn't reimburse him in full or enough, he might sue you for damages. Collect evidence now: photograph everything, get the fire dept's report, etc.

There are accidents, then there are foreseeable events...

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