It's no secret that some of the landlords in New York City spend as little as they can on the upkeep of their apartment complexes. But these cheapskate landlords are putting the lives of their tenants at risk. Every year apartment complex accidents in New York City send hundreds of unsuspecting victims to the hospital suffering from falls, injuries caused by ceiling collapses, electrical burns from faulty wiring, and respiratory problems caused by toxic mold growth. Landlords have a responsibility to keep their tenants reasonably safe.
Legionnaire's Disease is making a comeback in the Bronx even as new laws put in place to help prevent such against negligent landlords in New York City.
An allegedly negligent landlord in New York City is finding himself in hot water yet again. Several families displaced by an apartment fire in New York are filing suit against their landlord alleging that he was negligent in repairing the building and that negligence has prolonged their financial hardship. The building, located at 512W. 136th Street, was first brought to the attention of a judge in March when tenants filed multiple complaints about unsafe conditions at the apartments and their inability to return home. At that time, the court ordered the landlord to make repairs by a certain dates-all of which were ignored.
Apartment fires in New York City are far too common an occurrence. It seems like there's a major one-devastating and even deadly in some cases-every time you turn on the news or pick up the paper. While many of these apartment fires are caused by unforeseeable accidents, a certain number are caused by negligence on the part of the building's landlord or the management company in charge of the property.
Millions of New Yorkers get their daily drinking water from rooftop water tanks. But a recent New York Times report shows that these tanks are rarely maintained properly and could be harboring unsafe bacteria as well as other health hazards. New York City landlord laws require testing but the system is poorly designed and many apartments fall through the cracks.