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Old 02-06-2019, 07:38 AM
 
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I would never move to a 7th Floor unless it was modern. It should not take 3 months to fix an elevator unless the place is old. 1 month absolute max. Having said that, I would move out immediately and fight to break the lease with no consequences. Expecting someone to walk up and down 7 flights of stairs daily for 3 months is entirely unreasonable unless that is what they signed up for in the beginning. For anyone debating - Let's see YOU do it. And that's exactly what I would argue to the Judge.

I find it hilarious people who don't have to deal with the situation have so much to say about how it's not a big deal.
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Old 02-06-2019, 11:31 AM
 
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You deserve, and will get, a rent reduction for the forced 7 floor walkups. But you will have to fight for it in housing court, don't waste your time ASKING for it.
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Old 02-06-2019, 01:25 PM
 
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I would never move to a 7th Floor unless it was modern. It should not take 3 months to fix an elevator unless the place is old. 1 month absolute max. Having said that, I would move out immediately and fight to break the lease with no consequences. Expecting someone to walk up and down 7 flights of stairs daily for 3 months is entirely unreasonable unless that is what they signed up for in the beginning. For anyone debating - Let's see YOU do it. And that's exactly what I would argue to the Judge.

I find it hilarious people who don't have to deal with the situation have so much to say about how it's not a big deal.

I think there is a difference between fixing an elevator and completely replacing it. Fixing an elevator shouldn't take more than a couple of days at most. But completely replacing an elevator using the same old elevator shaft obviously is a more lengthy process and even if they worked 24/7 I doubt a month is an enough time to do it and then get the city inspectors to come sign off on it.

Luckily for me I live on the 3rd floor but I am not sure how people that live on 6th floor (which is the highest in my building) are to cope without an elevator for 3-4 months. I know the management sent out a letter that they would try to accommodate anyone who is disabled on an upper floor by seeing if they can move them down temporarily for the duration to the first floor but I don't think anyone did this.
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Old 02-07-2019, 01:28 PM
 
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I think any building high enough to require an elevator should demand TWO. My tower has 4 if them (45 stories), and the lower sister buildings (17 stories) each have 2. THat way, an elevator goes out and you have to wait longer but you don't risk a coronary.
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Old 02-07-2019, 01:52 PM
 
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I would never move to a 7th Floor unless it was modern. It should not take 3 months to fix an elevator unless the place is old. 1 month absolute max. Having said that, I would move out immediately and fight to break the lease with no consequences. Expecting someone to walk up and down 7 flights of stairs daily for 3 months is entirely unreasonable unless that is what they signed up for in the beginning. For anyone debating - Let's see YOU do it. And that's exactly what I would argue to the Judge.

I find it hilarious people who don't have to deal with the situation have so much to say about how it's not a big deal.
You must've missed my post. It took 3 months for an elevator to get fixed where i live.
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Old 02-07-2019, 03:45 PM
 
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at least you have an elevator...
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Old 02-08-2019, 06:13 AM
 
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I think any building high enough to require an elevator should demand TWO. My tower has 4 if them (45 stories), and the lower sister buildings (17 stories) each have 2. THat way, an elevator goes out and you have to wait longer but you don't risk a coronary.
I assume that all newer buildings have at least 2 elevators but I doubt one could force owners to install somehow a second elevator in older buildings.
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