Tenants’ Rights to Building Heat

Posted on: January 25th, 2013 at 6:48 am by
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Amidst this Arctic blast, are tenants of 132 Orchard Street experiencing issues with heat? It’s a valid question after spying this public announcement taped to the front door. An excerpt from the Tenants’ Rights Guide, which outlines the mandatory right to operational heat between the months of October and May.

Heat must be supplied from October 1 through May 31 to tenants in multiple dwellings. If the outdoor temperature falls below 55°F between the hours of six a.m. and ten p.m., each apartment must be heated to a temperature of at least 68°F. If the outdoor temperature falls below 40°F between the hours of ten p.m. and six a.m., each apartment must be heated to a temperature of at least 55°F.

Multiple Dwelling Law § 79; Multiple Residence Law § 173; NYC Admin. Code § 27-2029.

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