Posted by John on January 09, 2001 at 18:47:10:
In Reply to: renovations posted by nika on January 09, 2001 at 16:00:48:
If you plan on staying there long, pay the rent in full. If not, withhold the rent and wait for a court date. A housing judge will decide the outcome.
Other than that get a lawyer.
: I live in a rent stabilized apartment building in Brooklyn. The building is over 70 years old and I have my own lease. A few weeks ago, the landlord informed me that he will bring in contractors to renovate the bathrooms in every apartment, starting with mine. "Great!" I say to myself--my bathroom could use a facelift. But here's are my concerns:
: --the construction's been giong on for a week, and there's another week to go. I haven't had a tiolet or shower in my place for that long. The apartment is covered with powder-like dust, and is a general pain in the ass. It's cold out and I have to shower at friends' homes and use the toilet at the local bar, which closes at 2am.
: --my landlord still expects the full rent. My apartment's been unlivable for 2 weeks--am I still obligated to pay the full month's rent?
: --is he allowed to raise my rent when the renovations are done?
: I haven't signed anything, nor did I ask for these renovations. I wasn't consulted on them; they were just arranged for me. Bitter-sweet, but are there any policies I should be aware of?
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