I recently rented a 1-bedroom apartment in a former 1 family house. There are 4 units made from the 2nd floor.
Is it legal to not have any (not one) electric outlet in the kitchen?
Is it legal to not provide any (not one) cabinets or shelves for the storage of dishes and food ?
Dear Rhinebeck Tenant:
Yes. Your apartment and the others carved from a one-family home are likely all not legal, you occupy an illegal multiple dwelling, so the landlord is subject to the enforcement sanctions contained in the multiple residence law as well as the Rhinebeck Village and Town local codes and Dutchess County code
You may wish to contact Rhinebeck Fire Department at 845-876-3133. Every apartment must have a combined smoke and CO detector, and comply with fire safety standards. Seems impossible for four apartments on one floor of a formerly legal one family to be safe to use as a home.
All tenants are living in a potential fire trap with
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