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Posted by Greg on July 07, 1998 at 23:10:51:

We moved in our Queens apt three years ago. A little green at that time,
we went through a local agency who placed us in a two family house in
which the Landlord lives on the bottom two floors...we are on the top floor.

We arrived in our apt which was filthy late on e evening after our
our drive. The LL said his shoulder had been injured and was unable to paint,
mop or clean in general. We did it all 9he supplied the paint).

We have for these three years paid rent in cash. We gave him a check several
months ago to have it returned to us personally. He said that we konw it's is
only cash. This is a tremendous inconvenience due to timing your trips to the
bank and mainly walking through NYC with $850 in cash each month while on
the way home. Occassionaly we have paid a little late due to the inability
of our ATM system to let us get more than $400 per day out and the timing
of payrolls.

Also, the wiring in the house has been an issue. Fuses blow with more than
a few things plugged in and turned on. Several months age, a small fire broke
in our bedroom due to a plugin that literally was glowing red...directly
behind our bed headpost.

Our tub is directly next to the lavatory. If the light switch is in the on position,
and you are get shocked...and I don't mean a little. It jars you.
He has been told of these and has not addressed them.

Lastly, since we live above the LL, we don't get the use of Waher/Dryer
facilities that are located in his adjacant properties, and we clearly cannot use his
personal W/D. We end up being basically the only ones on the blopck toting laudnry to
the laudnrymat. He has refused to supply us with keys for access.

We wish to report him tho the IRS (Cash based LL...come on) and hope to
get our home painted (as it has been more than three years since he has done so).
Any advice is greatly appreciated. Sorry for length of message.


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