Posted by the president on October 24, 2000 at 11:00:26:
In Reply to: Heat posted by Dot on October 23, 2000 at 19:24:07:
The OUTSIDE temperature is what triggers if you get heat or not. If it is 56 degrees outside , then the heat does NOT have to be turned on no matter what the inside temp is. The law was written to protect the slum landlords and ANY landlord that hates tenants even if they pay $3,000 a month for a studio.
I am afraid that you will have to get a whole lot of electric heaters. On the other hand, if the OUTSIDE temp is below 55 degrees from 6 am to 10 pm then call the number in the past post. HOWEVER, they take the reading from central park and MANY times the temp there is not the same as in Bklyn or Queens. It may be 55 degrees by you BUT 56 at central park. They will not allow you to file a complaint in that case. It happens all the time. On time I saw a troll with a match standing by the thermometer , in central park, and he got the temp up to 57 when it was 52 in Queens. By the way, have you ever considered how cold 55 degrees are inside an apt?? That is the temp the law requires a slum landlord or a tenant hating landlord , to keep the temp when the OUTSIDE temp is 40 or below from 10 pm to 6am !!!!
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