Posted by GraceT on May 26, 2001 at 12:50:01:
My question is:
Can I receive a credit on my rent for having NO bathroom facilities for 6 days?
The landlord is renovating all the plumbing (re-doing bathrooms)in the building.
They completely gutted my bathroom on Friday 5/18/01 - so I had no bathroom facilities that day.
In the afternoon, when they finished work for the day, they put the toilet and tub (no sink) back.
However, that night there was a leak in the 3rd floor apt and since she was out of town (and would not return, it turned out)
until the following Wed 5/23, they had to shut the water off in the entire line.
So our entire line was without toilet, sink, or tub for that whole time.
The plumbers came in again and worked on my apartment on Thurs 5/24 and so I had no bathroom facilities again for that day.
I contacted the landlord's maintenance department 2x during this period and told them I wanted a credit on my rent for this.
They did not give me an answer -- saying they would speak to their boss about it.
I'm sure there must be some standard amount that a tenant can deduct if they have no bathroom facilities available to them.
Your help is appreciated. Thanks,
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