Ceiling Collapse in Flatbush Follows Years of Poor Maintenance

News 12 recently reported that a ceiling collapsed in a Brooklyn home after the long-term tenant had complained repeatedly about leaks to property management. The tenant said that the New York City Department of Housing and Preservation and Development noted 15 violations in the rental property. Reporters from News 12 reached out to the building’s management company, but they did not respond to their requests for comment.

About the Ceiling Collapse

The ceiling collapsed in the Flatbush home due to ongoing water damage that may have accumulated for years. The tenant says she feels scared and unsafe because of the ceiling collapse.

History of the Problem

The tenant says that she has lived in the rental property for seven years, She said that water leas from the ceiling, pools on the ground, and goes into the shower. There is even debris left in the inside of her tub due to the problem. Water also infiltrates the walls of her kitchen and bedroom and causes cracks in the walls.

The tenant said she has been dealing with the leak for four years. She has complained about it repeatedly to the landlord. However, the landlord has allegedly only responded to the problem by sending someone in to make a temporary fix. Before long, the problem will emerge again and the same temporary fix will be applied without addressing the underlying problem. While the ceiling was temporarily boarded up, she worries that the same problem will continue. She is currently looking into her tenant rights and considering taking legal action against her landlord through a lawsuit.

Need a New York City Premises Liability Attorney? Contact Us Now

New York City landlords and property management companies are required to maintain their dwelling units in a safe and reasonable manner. If they fail to uphold these standards, a housing violation lawyer may be able to help tenants pursue legal action and pursue compensation for any damages they suffered.

A ceiling collapse can be a harrowing experience that results in significant injuries to victims. If you need an attorney for a ceiling collapse case, David Renick & Associates, P.C. can help. Resnick is a New York premises liability lawyer who formerly worked at large law firms and saw personal attention was lacking. He now dedicates his legal career to helping assist injury victims pursue the compensation they deserve after being harmed by negligent property owners. You can discuss your case with a knowledgeable NYC personal injury attorney during a free and confidential case review. Contact us today to learn more.

Author: David Resnick

Founder of David Resnick & Associates, P.C., a New York personal injury law firm in charge of providing exceptional and personal service to each of our clients in various areas including car accidents, slip and fall, wrongful death, construction accidents, and premises liability. David Resnick founded the firm in 1998 after working in large law firms where he saw a need for greater client communication and more personal care.

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