What are my rights if my landlord is taking too long to complete work on our property and regrding workers leaving dangerous debris?

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What are my rights if my landlord is taking too long to complete work on our property and regrding workers leaving dangerous debris?

I live in a rental house with my husband, 2 children and 2 dogs. The landlord called and told us someone would be coming in to replace some old windows. This was more than a month ago. The windows are not finished and there is trash and broken glass all over the property. There are tools all over the yard and supplies on our decks and in the yard. The children and dogs cannot play outside. We cannot use any of our front porch or the yards. What can I do as a renter?

Asked on May 18, 2012 under Real Estate Law, New York

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FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

Under the law, a landlord has a reasonable amount of time to make the necessary repairs to his or her rental depending upon what circumstances mandate. In your situation, I would request that the landlord orally and in writing to have the debris cleaned up as soon as possible.

If the repairs and clean up is not made within the time period as requested, you should contact your local permit and building department as well as health department as to the problems at your rental and request an inspection by a representative of these two entities.


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