How to confront your landlord when your apartment is without heat

Posted On Wed, March 1, 2017 By

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A stiff wind squeezes a draft through the bedroom window. The radiator is ice-cold. The building super says there’s nothing he can do to help. There have been more than 146,000 complaints from New Yorkers about lack of heat and hot water in their buildings during the fall and winter months, according to city data. Some housing advocates say many of the complaints stem from rapacious landlords trying to force low-income tenants out of their homes. Tenants who chose to do battle with their landlords can seek justice in the New York City Housing Court. But providing the court tangible proof of a frigid apartment is a daunting task.

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