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Re: Intercom and/or Key Fob issues

Postby TenantNet » Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:59 pm

I thought the requirement to notify the LL in advance of intent to file had been rescinded. But if not, then do so anyway, it can't hurt.

Better luck at FOIL? Perhaps. I FOIL a great deal of info form the FOIL office and I have reason to believe they have engaged in a deliberate slow-down or stoppage of my requests. Again, it can't hurt if you wish to try it. BTW, I just send letters and normally do not deal with PDF forms or online forms. Still, why not try? If you do get them, please send us copies.

1. Is it within DHCR's authority to order the LL to supply an alternative means, such as a 'dumb' cellphone, as opposed to a rent reduction?

Yes and no. A service decrease complaint only determines if a service has been decreased. But they will consider what the LL is now providing to see if the replacement is sufficient.

OTOH, an Owner Decrease (OD) proceeding or an Administrative Determination (AD) proceeding can also look at these issues. But normally DHCR does not say something like "Use a Ford instead of a Chevy." The LL would have to say something like, "we have installed a Ford and we believe it is a suitable alternative for the following reasons..." and the tenant can dispute that.
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Re: Intercom and/or Key Fob issues

Postby TenantNet » Sat Aug 10, 2019 5:20 pm

It took a while as DHCR FOIL office is dragging it's feet big time these days. I had to nudge then several time to get these files, then when they did send them, they were in the wrong format and all pages were dumped together.

But in any case, I've added the last eight files to this thread: http://tenant.net/phpBB3/viewtopic.php? ... 324#p58324

As before, I haven't read all of these, so they might be on point, and perhaps they might not be.
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Re: Intercom and/or Key Fob issues

Postby Mr_Buzzer » Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:42 pm

Thanks! Got 'em. It will take me awhile to go through them, as I wait to see if the LL responds to my formal notice of intent to file with DHCR.
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