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rent reduction and repairs

Posted by Herman P. on June 08, 2000 at 20:17:34:

My apartment was damaged by an upstairs leak in my apartment building three months ago. The landlord repaired the damage but did not reduce my rent before the damage was repaired, as the law requires. Am I entitled to subtract part of this month's rent to make up for the time I was living in a damaged apartment? If so, how do I figure out how much to subtract?

I am a rent-stabilized tenant in Manhattan.

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