When a Landlord Can Put Your Life in Danger

Before you go, we thought you'd like these...
Before you go close icon
After a long and arduous apartment search in Brooklyn, Megan Isenstadt and Benjamin Sirota finally found the place of their dreams. The apartment in a cute brownstone building came with its own issues -- but so do most places in New York City. Sometimes their windows wouldn't shut all the way and wood slats in the floor would have to be nailed back down. But they loved their new home and the other tenants in the building. But their dream apartment soon became a nightmare -- and so did the building management.

When the boiler broke in the basement of the building, Isenstadt and Sirota's living situation quickly deteriorated. They soon realized that one thing to watch out for when searching for a new apartment is how responsive the landlord will be to tenants' issues. When their landlord wasn't responsive at all to the broken boiler, they found themselves living in an apartment where their lives were possibly in danger. See their story in the video above.

See more on dealing with landlords:
When You Can Force Your Landlord To Listen To You
Tenants: Keep Your Landlord in Check
Tenants' Rights When Landlord Breaks Rental Agreement

More on AOL Real Estate:
Find homes for rent.
Find out how to calculate mortgage payments.
homes for sale in your area.
foreclosures in your area.

Follow us on Twitter at @AOLRealEstate or connect with AOL Real Estate on Facebook.

stairs to basement of Isenstadt and Sirota's apartment building
Read Full Story

Want more news like this?

Sign up for Finance Report by AOL and get everything from business news to personal finance tips delivered directly to your inbox daily!

Subscribe to our other newsletters

Emails may offer personalized content or ads. Learn more. You may unsubscribe any time.

Find a New Home

Powered by Zillow

From Our Partners