Apartment Guru: Living in an Unfinished Building

unfinished apartment advice
unfinished apartment advice

Dear Apartment Guru,

I moved into a new building before some major parts of the shared areas were completed. Our elevators only work occasionally and electricity is turned off and on at random during the day. There is still no carpeting in the hallways and sometimes I find the front door has been propped open by workmen.

I pay a lot for this "luxury" space and believe that someday the building will be completed and lovely. But for now, can I ask for a lower rent or do you have some other suggestion for helping me to muddle through this?

-- Getting Less Than What I'm Paying For