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3 Fire Concerns New York City Renters Should Share with Landlords

Living in a high rise has its advantages such as easily accessible neighbors and elevators. However, living in a multi-story apartment building also has its disadvantages. One of the most serious disadvantages may be safety if a fire were to occur. While it is the property owner's responsibility to make sure that a building is up to code and reasonably safe from fires, there are things that you, as a renter, can share with your landlord to help prevent New York City fire deaths or injuries.

When to Call Your Landlord About Potential Fire Safety Problems

It is important to contact your landlord as soon as possible if you notice that:

  • There are no working fire alarms in your building.
  • There is a problem with your fire escape, such as rust, loose bolts, or missing stairs.
  • The wiring in your building appears to be faulty.

This list is by no means exclusive. If you notice any other issues that you believe could lead to a fire or could prevent your safe escape in the event of a fire, then it is important to call your landlord today.

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