New York City Tenant Laws?(4 posts)
Based on what I've found at New York vs. Bed Bugs, the landlords are required to eradicate the issue:
“The landlord has an obligation to eradicate the infestation and to keep the units from getting reinfested. If your landlord refuses to take the necessary steps, you can file a complaint with the city department of Housing Preservation and Development (call 311) or take the owner to Housing Court in an HP action.”
What I can't seem to find is any information relating to breaking a lease due to a landlords lack of response. In my case, the management company used a PCO that did not get rid of the problem and refused to treat other units in the building. I hired my own PCO that did great treatments and with continued sighting he's convinced they are elsewhere in the building.
Does anyone know my rights to my security deposit if I break my lease? Or do I give it up?
Two links that may be helpful:
You may need to get a lawyer involved if you're going to break the lease. Check out the nyc.gov site for contact info for legal aid (if you'd qualify) or tenant's rights groups.
Thanks Itchy! The rent relief case is so helpful.
also, if others in the bldg are having the same problem you might want to band together. in my experience as a social-worker, issues like yours get taken more seriously when it comes from a group vs. one person.
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