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  1. No, but they mention that tenants are required to have cold water. Read through it carefully.
  2. Other sources: https://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/free-books/renters-rights-book/chapter7-2.html https://codes.findlaw.com/ny/multiple-dwelling-law/mdw-sect-75.html https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/buildings/pdf/HousingMaintenanceCode.pdf https://realestate.findlaw.com/landlord-tenant-law/a-tenant-s-rights-to-landlord-repairs.html
  3. My relatives who live nearby have cold water temps of 65-61 when first turned on. My former studio was 57-58. According to 311's ABC's of Housing Guide, residents are supposed to have heat, hot, and cold water. https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/hpd/downloads/pdf/renter-resources/abcs-of-housing.pdf
  4. I live in New York City in a pre-war co-op apartment building and I've been having problems with the cold water in my kitchen and bathroom. It takes 5-10 minutes for the water to become cold. It often starts out warm or lukewarm (75-80 degrees fahrenheit). Others in my apartment line also have this problem. I told my super about it and he thinks the problem is in my apartment line somewhere but that trying to identify and locate the problem will cost thousands of dollars and will involve opening apartment walls and taking out pipes etc. One board member doesn't think it's an issue as he said something about cold water reaching ambient temperature when it sits in pipes for a while. I don't think this is true because I used to live in a different unit in the same building where the water temperature was 58 degrees fahrenheit and I feel that I should be able to expect the water to be cold when it first comes out.There are a lot of people who don't think it's a serious issue but it's a real nuisance to me because I drink a lot of water and I like to brush my teeth with cold water. Is the building required to fix something like this regardless of the cost, difficulty, or inconvenience? And how does one determine what 'cold' water is? I talked to one lawyer about this and he said that cold water is defined as water that's drinkable and what I described to him does not sound like drinkable water. Others say that cold water just means water that isn't hot. What are your thoughts? Do I have grounds for reporting my building management to the city? Please write back to me as this issue has really been stressful and upsetting to me. I've tried to get my building to do something about this but have had no luck.
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