Thursday, February 19, 2015

HEATING COMPLAINTS IN NASSAU COUNTY

It's cold outside today and some tenants may be experiencing heating issues.

Note this from the Nassau County Department of Health:

"Who is responsible for the heat in my dwelling?
The Nassau County Health Department does not regulate owner occupied dwellings like owner occupied single-family homes, condominiums, and co-op apartments (problems need to be addressed with the building managers, owners boards, or through legal counsel). For rental dwellings, heat and utilities in single-family homes are generally the responsibility of the occupants. In multi-unit buildings, unless other agreements have been reached, the owner/landlord is generally responsible for the heat. In all cases where there is a shared or common service that is not metered or billed separately for each dwelling unit, the owner/landlord is responsible for providing these utilities. The owner/landlord is also responsible for assuring that the delivery systems for heat and hot water are functioning properly in all case"

See http://www.nassaucountyny.gov/3059/11590/Heating-Regulations?activeLiveTab=widgets

But there is a number to call:

"Heat Complaints: (516) 227-9715.This unit responds to complaints from residents of apartments, cooperatives and condominiums when temperatures in their units fall below certain temperatures during the heating season."

See https://www.nassaucountyny.gov/3543/Environmental-Health

And an additional number is found here:

"Heat Complaints (516) 571-3679 This unit responds to complaints from residents of apartments, cooperatives and condominiums when temperatures in their units fall below certain temperatures during the heating season."

See https://www.nassaucountyny.gov/3352/Feedback-Complaints

Nassau Suffolk Law Services suggests "Contact the Town’s Building Inspector (also called a Code Enforcement Inspector), the Fire Marshall or the County’s Department of Health (for things like no heat, cesspool backup, and lead paint issues) to look at the problem."

See http://nslawservices.org/wp/?page_id=180

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