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Old 07-16-2010, 03:32 PM
 
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Generally speaking in NYC as a tenant, you're at the bottom of the food chain in almost every respect.

Be familiar with the law, know your rights. For instance, if the elevator is out for an excessive period of time you can file a complaint with the NY Department Of Buildings, who can then levy a fine against the landlord.

You yourself are not likely to get any direct benefit from that, other than a crappy attitude if the landlord finds out it was you that penned the complaint (even though they're not supposed to be able to retaliate)
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Old 03-16-2017, 09:30 AM
 
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Is there any requirement that the management company/landlord/super notify the tenants when an out of service elevator will be fixed?
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Old 03-16-2017, 09:45 AM
 
Location: NYC / BK / Crown Heights
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Is there any requirement that the management company/landlord/super notify the tenants when an out of service elevator will be fixed?
Doubtful, but I would suggest opening a DOB complaint. Also, in reference to the old stuff on this thread, if the apartment is rent stabilized, you and as many neighbors as you can get can sign on to a rent reduction request to Housing based on reduced services and apply for a rent reduction while the elevator is down.
http://www.nyshcr.org/forms/rent/ra84.pdf
That said, it is worth noting that upon completion of work in such situations, landlords have used successful reductions as a basis for an MCI bump in stabilized rent. So there is that.
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Old 03-16-2017, 11:16 AM
 
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Use the freight car.
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Old 03-16-2017, 03:05 PM
 
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Is management going to claim that the new elevator is an 'improvement' and raise your rent?
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Old 03-17-2017, 10:45 AM
 
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Are you market rate or rent regulated?

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My wife and I live in the upper east side in a one bedroom apt on the 7th floor of a 7 story building. We have been told by sources (not official yet) that our elevator may be taken out of service for repairs/replacement for about 3 months. Do we have a case to demand lower rent for this time period when it happens? What do you think the market rate is for a one bedroom 7 story walk up?
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Old 03-17-2017, 11:33 AM
 
Location: LES & Brooklyn
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Is management going to claim that the new elevator is an 'improvement' and raise your rent?
Ha! Of course they will. How else will it be paid for!
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Old 03-17-2017, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Jersey Shi*ty
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The better question is what in the world would make it take 3 months to repair an elevator?
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Old 03-17-2017, 04:12 PM
 
Location: NYC / BK / Crown Heights
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The better question is what in the world would make it take 3 months to repair an elevator?
I assume we aren't talking about repair, but rather replacement. The average for that is about 8-12 weeks, so... *shrug*
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Old 03-17-2017, 10:06 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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What a world we live in now a days. This guy wants rent knocked off because he has to take the stairs. Sigh.
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