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Old 12-07-2014, 09:10 PM
 
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hi all

so im about to move to my new place. However during my recent visits, ive noticed the elevator feels very unsafe.. whenever it starts going down or going up there is big shaking movement like the one in roller coaster ride - at first i thought i was gettimg heart attack but got used to it after few rides

Does landlord have any responsibility to fix 'bad' elevators? i suppose it passed the annual inspection based on what my broker told me, but last thing i want is getting trapped or killed in my building =(
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Old 12-07-2014, 09:12 PM
 
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Old 12-08-2014, 04:57 AM
 
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I suggest the OP ask the bldg. super what is causing the elevator to shake to find out if it is something serious and if it is serious find out what is the planned repair schedule.
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Old 12-08-2014, 06:52 AM
 
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james,
Be careful what you ask for. You might get new elevators and a hefty rent increase to pay for it.
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Old 12-08-2014, 07:16 AM
 
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james,
Be careful what you ask for. You might get new elevators and a hefty rent increase to pay for it.
Haha you are right, I should be careful about that. But I think I signed a rent-stabilized lease with market - rate rent for 2 years, so technically they won't be able to raise rent.

But I suppose I will just live with it - maybe I'll ask my new neighbors
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Old 12-08-2014, 07:34 AM
 
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james,
Be careful what you ask for. You might get new elevators and a hefty rent increase to pay for it.
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Haha you are right, I should be careful about that. But I think I signed a rent-stabilized lease with market - rate rent for 2 years, so technically they won't be able to raise rent.

But I suppose I will just live with it - maybe I'll ask my new neighbors
I thought I read somewhere that even RS tenants can be asked to pay extra if a new elevator is installed.
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Old 12-08-2014, 07:34 AM
 
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But I think I signed a rent-stabilized lease with market - rate rent for 2
years, so technically they won't be able to raise rent.
There is something called a Capital Improvement Increase that can bite you.
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Old 12-08-2014, 07:57 AM
 
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There is something called a Capital Improvement Increase that can bite you.
I see, damn you guys are so knowledgeable .. ok yeah i won't go to the landlord but I'll just casually ask my neighbor or super if the elevator has had any issue in the past. I think it should be fine
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Old 12-08-2014, 07:58 AM
 
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If the creaking gets really bad, you can start getting your aerobic workouts on the stairs.
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Old 12-08-2014, 08:28 AM
 
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You should find out if your landlord has a service contract with an elevator company and get in touch with same. That shaking indicates a problem with the traction motor or a cable slippage on the sheaves or a relay problem (assuming that the elevator is a "traction" type and not hydraulic).

If the LL won't tell you if there is a contract or the name of the service company, call 311 and file a complaint.
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