Delmar, NY asked in Health Care Law, Insurance Bad Faith and Landlord - Tenant for New York

Q: What is a landlords responsibility if a tenants apartment is uninhabitable due to health violations?

My bathroom ceiling is dripping meriatic acid due to an upstairs neighbor pouring it down the drains. The entire apartment filled with smoke due to the chemical reaction when in contact with metal. What is the protocol for a situation like this? Is it the landlords responsibility to provide us with safe living conditions since this accident is not our own? Thank you for your help!

1 Lawyer Answer
Gregory Byrnes
Gregory Byrnes
  • New York, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: Your landlord should fix the issue. Your first step should be to let your landlord know so they can fix it.

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