My question involves landlord-tenant law in the State of: New York (Yonkers)
I'm renting a one-bedroom apartment in a co-op from the apartment owner. She does not live there. I have a one-year lease with her.
When I moved in (March 23) there were two functioning air conditioners. I'm on the sixth floor, the very top of the building.
Through no fault of my own (and the apartment owner agrees), one of the air conditioners died. The owner says she is not planning on replacing it. She keeps telling me she's very sorry this happened to me.
There's nothing in the lease that specifically mentions the air conditioners. There is this:
Lessee shall, at Lessee’s sole expense, keep and maintain the demised premises and appurtenances in good and sanitary condition and repair during the term of this lease and any renewal thereof. In particular, Lessee shall keep the fixtures in the house or on or about the demised premises in good order and repair; keep the furnace clean; keep the electric bells in order; keep the walks free from dirt and debris; and, at his sole expense, shall make all required repairs to the plumbing, range, heating, apparatus, and electric and gas fixtures whenever damage thereto shall have resulted from Lessee’s misuse, waste, or neglect or that of Lessee’s employee, family, agent, or visitor. Major maintenance and repair of the demised premises, not due to Lessee’s misuse, waste, or neglect or that of his employee, family, agent, or visitor, shall be the responsibility of Lessor.
I don't want to have to deal with the upcoming summer heat on the sixth floor with no air conditioner. What can I do?