Posted by Code Enforcer on January 28, 2001 at 21:12:42:
In Reply to: Re: Move out posted by dd on January 24, 2001 at 23:05:42:
If you want to have the adequacy of wiring checked you could hire an architect. P.E. or licensed lectrician OR you can call the Dept. of Building's Bureau of Elecctric Control (Check the posting entitled "FAQs: New on NYC Dept. of Bldgs" from 1/25/00 for link to DOB / BEC -- phone numbers are listed).
I believe if it is found that a landlord starts an eviction case after / because you have filed complaints and/or started an HP Action (i.e.: you filing a Housing Court case due to bad conditions or violations of the "Warranty of Habitability") then that can be called a "retaliatory eviction" by the landlord against you -- and such evictions are not allowed.
: IN REPLY TO JOHN. WHAT ARE YOU WRITING ABOUT!? I DID NOT STATE ANYTHING ABOUT NON-PAYMENT OF RENT. I REQUESTED INFORMATION ON AGENCIES TO REPORT MY SITUATION. I ASKED WHETHER ANYONE KNEW AN AGENCY THAT WILL INSPECT THE BUILDING TO MAKE SURE THERE ARE NO FURTHER VIOLATIONS. DON'T GET IT TWISTED, YOU SOUND LIKE A LANDLORD.
: : Without a lease you have no recourse... Only because if you report your landlord in Housing Court (HP ACTION or Non-payment) your landlord will start eviction procedings. Get a lease or move to an apartment with a lease.
: : By all means check the laws, in reality they can avoid repairs by claiming no access and kick you out before your case is settled.
: : Good Luck
: : : Yesterday my electricity went off and I could not get in touch with my landlord after leaving several messages. I had no choice but to contact and hire an electrician to do repairs. The electrician told me that the wiring in the building, from what he saw in the basement, had numerous violations, fire hazards and incorrect wiring. I finally spoke with my landlord, today, and he is having a friend of his, who knows about electrical work come by tomorrow to do repairs. The electrician I hired (which was licensed) stated it is no wonder there has not been an electrical fire in the building. What recourse do I have against my landlord? Is there someone or some agency that I can report this? Is there some agency that will come in and inspect the wiring for further violations? I am a month to month tenant, whose rent is about to be increased by $300.00 in March. HELP!!!
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