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Re: No A/C past 2 weeks HELP/ADVICE

Posted by Anna on July 09, 1999 at 10:12:46:

In Reply to: No A/C past 2 weeks HELP/ADVICE posted by Nancy on July 04, 1999 at 00:11:10:

: Our entire bldg has had no a/c the past two weeks with the
: average temp. being 90 and expected to go up higher all of
: next week. Very high rent bldg. Its gone beyond tolerable at
: this point. Landlord just says the system is broken and they're
: waitinig for some part which will hopefully arrive by the end of
: July.
: Isn't there anything the tenants can do? Shouldn't the landlord
: give a rent reduction for the intollerable living conditions?
: Should we have a rent strike? How do we handle this? This
: is effecting hundreds of people here who pay an average of
: $3,000 and up for our apartments.

Tenants can organize: read how on Tenant.Net.

If A/C is written in your lease (even if it isn't: if it was there when you moved in) send letters to LL, negotiate a rent reduction. If all else fails: withhold rent, get sued by LL: if enough tenants join your org, you can hire a lawyer (Housing Court is rough on pro se tenants, esp those with what HC regulars call "Park Avenue complaints")

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