New York, NY asked in Landlord - Tenant for New York

Q: Can a landlord install a video only camera inside a boiler room if the boiler room is inside the tenant’s apartment ?

Tenant has access to the boiler room. The lease states no items whatsoever inside boiler room . There is signage in the boiler room stating the same . I have a hi end machine inside the boiler room that I would like to monitor via camera only ( no voice )

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Steven Warren Smollens
Steven Warren Smollens
  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • New York, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: Dear Manhattan Landlord

How is this possible? No tenant is allowed to inhabit a boiler room and no habitable dwelling may surround a boiler room. Before you add a video camera into this likely illegal housing situation contact an architect who may determine the legality of the apartment. If illegal removal of the tenant thtough due process is a legitimate solution.

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