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Toilet overflowed causing damage to downstair apt. Help

Posted by Feona on September 18, 1998 at 08:03:12:

Our toilet malfunctioned and flooded. It damaged the apartment's ceiling
downstairs. Actually, there is a problem with something in the house
and the downstairs tenants ceiling has been damaged for since before I
in six years ago. It is an old house.

I went downstairs and looked at the ceiling to see if there was damage and
could see no extra damage, by the flood.

You should see this apartment house
peeling paint on the outside and hallways are painted puke yellow and brown
walls spackled walls for the hallways. The hallway was painted last 50 years
ago and it looks it. Buckets in the attic to collect water from a leaking

The landlord wants us to pay for damages to the downstairs apartment. (The
room below our bathroom is a bedroom.)

Any way I got furiuos and yelled at the landlord, because we have been
having problems with two
keeping the downstair door unlocked, repeatedly and the landlord never
took care of the problem. (I think I am going to be mugged in my own
apartment building.)

Anyway I am distraught. The landlady is such a scum she is probably going
to try to without our entire 2 months security deposit and renovate her
run down house. (It is like living in purgatory here.)

We are definitely moving because this is unhealthy for me. We only
signed lease once when we moved in six years ago.

Literally every tenant she has had in here withholds rent for her for at
least 7 months(then she gets the sheriff to evict them)
because they are furious at her. (She is a witch) We would
never do that because I don't want to be as evil as she is.

Do we still have a lease? (I haven't signed a lease in 6 years)
What is the worst the witch landlord can do to us?
Can she evict us?
How quickly can she evict us?
Do we have to stay in this hell hole untill April when out lease expires?

Thanks you,

Distraught Feona in Brooklyn

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