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No Hot Water in Your Apartment: What are Your Rights?

Posted on December 21, 2018 by

Depending on the circumstances, a landlord’s failure to provide hear or hot water is illegal, and unfortunately it is not an uncommon problem in NY. According to ny.curbed.com, In 2017 there were 21,894 complaints about heat or hot water in New York City in just one week.

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Can My Landlord Enter My Apartment at Any Time?

Posted on October 23, 2018 by

While being a homeowner has its perks, many people enjoy apartment life. You simply live in your space and let the landlord take care of the maintenance and other work involved. However, as a tenant, you may be concerned about your rights. After all, your landlord owns your apartment. That means he or she can enter your apartment anytime, right?

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Asbestos and Landlord Negligence

Posted on August 29, 2018 by

Asbestos was a major scare for workers and homeowners a few decades ago. Known for causing mesothelioma and other lung conditions, asbestos was banned in 1989. However, nearly 30 years later, the dangers still exist as older buildings which have yet to be renovated since the new regulations may still contain asbestos.

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Understanding Implied Warranty of Habitability

Posted on May 30, 2018 by

Being a landlord is no easy task. Landlords must meet strict requirements in New York. They can’t just take the monthly rent and do nothing. They have to fulfill certain obligations to tenants throughout the terms of the leases. If they don’t, the tenant has the right to file a landlord negligence claim and receive compensation for damages.

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Landlord Negligence in the Winter Months

Posted on January 29, 2018 by

It’s cold this time of year in New York. Temperatures drop below freezing, sometimes bringing ice, rain, winds and heavy snow.

The extreme weather conditions bring about concerns regarding snow, heating, and rodents, especially for tenants. Landlords have a responsibility to provide livable conditions for tenants. With the average apartment in New York City renting for roughly $3,000 a month, you’ll want to know what exactly you’re getting for that kind of money. Who is responsible for snow removal? Do you have to pay for pest control?

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What Are Landlords Legally Required to Provide in New York City Apartments?

Posted on April 19, 2017 by

As a tenant in New York City, you have certain rights. The most fundamental of these rights is to be safe from harm in your home. Your landlord cannot guarantee that there will never be a fire or another emergency in your apartment building, but he or she can – and is legally required to – take reasonable care to prevent emergencies and provide you with features that will keep you safe in the event of an emergency. Failure to take reasonable care to protect one’s tenants is an act of landlord negligence.

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Is the Mold in Your Home a Sign of Landlord Negligence?

Posted on March 27, 2017 by

Mold can be found in homes and public settings across the nation. Mold can grow anywhere, but is most commonly found in high humidity environments like greenhouses and saunas. Individuals who are exposed to mold can suffer from stuffy noses, skin and eye irritation, and difficulty breathing. Individuals who are allergic to mold can experience more severe symptoms as well, such as fever, shortness of breath, and even mold infection in their lungs.

When you rent a house or apartment, you rent it under the assumption that your landlord took care to remove any potential hazards in the unit. However, this is not always the case. If you are exposed to mold in your home and suffer physically as a result, you have the right to seek compensation from your landlord through a premises liability claim.

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To learn more about landlord negligence and your rights as an affected party, contact the Law Office of Jeffrey K. Kestenbaum

Landlord Negligence Law: The Quality of Life Standard

Posted on December 23, 2016 by

When you rent a home, you rent it with the expectation that you are renting a safe, clean place to live. By law, your landlord is required to remove any safety hazards that arise on his or her property. If he or she fails to remove a hazard, he or she may be liable for any damages that victims suffer in accidents related to that hazard. This principle is known as premises liability.

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