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Floor Covering

Postby flynn1 » Thu Aug 01, 2002 3:39 pm

My lease requires that 80 percent of my floor be covered with carpeting or rugs. Is this a law in New York City, or is it a landlord-specific requirement. I'm trying to get out of my lease because of noise from the upstairs neighbors, who do not have ANY rugs/carpets and are therefore VERY loud in our old wood frame building. I'm trying to figure out if they're breaking the landlord's regulation or an actual law. Thanks.
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Re: Floor Covering

Postby TenantNet » Thu Aug 01, 2002 4:33 pm

We've not seen that embodied in law, although it is in almost all standard real estate leases. It's really up to the LL to enforce it either way.
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Re: Floor Covering

Postby rentguy » Fri Aug 02, 2002 2:40 pm

Are you in a co-op building? If a floor-covering rule is written into the by-laws of a co-op, you could remind your upstairs neighbor that he will be fined for not following the rules. Or you could just go directly to the co-op board.
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