The guy that is on probation is the super at our property. He disconnected my thermostat all winter long and played with my heat. No heat, too much heat. Then he turned my heat on today and left it blasting. He turns it on downstairs in the boiler room and he is the only one with the key. When it was 82 degrees outside, he blasted my heat on. He has been harassing me for about eight months. Now he and his girlfriend and their relatives are threatening me and banging up and shaking the whole house for the fun of it. She has threatened to "kick my ass". Is this too lightweight or can any kind of charges be brought against this super for harassment?
First, write down everything that has happened with as many specific dates as possible. Then, call the police. Threatening you, banging and shaking your house is definitely not okay. Tell the police what has been happening with your super and let them make the call on charges.
If this took place in NYC shutting off the heat may have been a crime. I suggest that you consult with a landlord-tenant lawyer.
I am a former federal and State prosecutor and have been handling criminal defense and personal injury cases for over 18 years. The above answer, and any follow up comments or emails, is for informational purposes only and not meant as legal advice.
If you can back up your allegations, the police would arrest him and the DA would prosecute him. He would get violated and jailed if there is any substance behind your claims. Why have the police not been called?
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