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3 tenant rights you might not have known you had

If you are a tenant in the Big Apple, there are several rights that you have. These rights can vary from city to city and state to state, so it's up to the tenant to know his or her rights and the responsibilities of the landlord. Below, you will find three rights that you have as a tenant:

What should you do to address a landlord-tenant dispute?

Your living situation is an incredibly important part of your life, obviously. Everyone expects a peaceful, warming and welcoming home to live in. So when a landlord fails to live up to his or her standards thus putting the tenants at risk, it is no wonder that the people living in the building get upset and assert their rights.

Criminal charges filed against landlord and accomplices in East Village gas explosion

New York City residents likely remember seeing images of the aftermath of a gas explosion that rocked the city's East Village neighborhood last March. As a result of the explosion and fire, two people died and dozens more were injured and lost their homes when the building went up in flames. Nearly one year later, the individuals responsible for causing the dangerous conditions which led to the explosion have been formally charged.

Why are so many rent-controlled buildings and units falling into disrepair?

Residents of New York City are all too familiar with the rising costs of living in the city. Among the most expensive of all living costs are those related to renting an apartment. According to an April article in Time Out Magazine New York, today a one-bedroom apartment in Manhattan rents for an average of $3,100 per month.

Revisiting the 2010 Brooklyn apartment building fire that killed 5, injured 1

In New York City, space is in high demand and landlords readily exploit every opportunity to attract more tenants and increase rent prices. Some landlords have even gone so far as to illegally section off portions of an apartment to create additional living spaces that they then rent out as single units. The practice is not only illegal, but also extremely dangerous as these illegally partitioned units don't comply with legal safety codes and often don't allow tenants access to emergency exits.

Annual list names some of New York City's most hazardous buildings and landlords

New York City is home to some of the most expensive and opulent apartments in the world. It's also, unfortunately, home to thousands of apartment buildings that are lacking basic amenities and riddled with serious safety deficiencies. Representing some of the worst living conditions throughout the city are those buildings included on the Public Advocate's Office’s recently released annual Landlord Watch List.

Is your landlord taking steps to winterize your apartment dwelling?

Last winter was one of the coldest and snowiest on record in New York City. As record cold temps and multiple nor'easters pounded the region, many residents were forced to stay home. For some of these residents; broken hot water heaters, malfunctioning boilers and frozen or broken water pipes compounded an already difficult situation.

Tenants of rundown Brooklyn apartment building sue landlord

Legally, New York City tenants have a right to live in a building and individual unit that is free of unsafe and hazardous conditions and materials. Despite the laws that govern the contractual obligations of landlords within the city, some building owners and landlords blatantly disregard the complaints of tenants and fail to maintain and repair the properties they own.

Fears mount in New York City as 12 reported dead in Legionnaires' disease outbreak

New York City is in the midst of a public health crisis as a deadly Legionnaires' disease outbreak has claimed the lives of 12 city residents. The first reported case of the pneumonia-like illness was reported early last month. Since that time, more than 110 people have reportedly fallen ill and 12 have died.

Is your landlord negligent in failing to provide for the safety and security of tenants?

Throughout New York City, millions of residents pay thousands of dollars in rent each month to live in apartment buildings that are often plagued by safety issues and in desperate need of maintenance and repair. Unfortunately, for far too many renters and tenants in the city, complaints about unsafe building conditions and broken and ill-maintained boilers and heating units fall on deaf ears.

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