Does anyone know what tenant laws protect a tenant living in an unsafe building (criminals/theft)?

Asked by JGL, New York, NY Thu Aug 30, 2012

We're living in a rental in Mt. Airy and have had 2 attempted breakins with no followup from the landlord. We can't leave ($$$) but the front door has been entered with a crowbar/splintered and the unit across from us has had items stolen. Feeling helpless and looking for a way out!

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Sharmil Mckee, Renter, Philadelphia, PA
Sun Dec 16, 2012
Install a door with locks that you believe are safe, then deduct the cost of the door from your rent. Prior to installing the door, give the landlord notice that you intend to install the door and use your rent to pay for it. Give the landlord a certain number of days to respond or install the door him/herself. If after your deadline he/she does not install a new door, the install the door and keep copies of your invoice along with your notice, and your police report from the previous break-in for your future reference. Good luck.

Sharmil McKee
McKee Law Office
Mount Airy
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Sheri Curci, Agent, Newtown, PA
Fri Aug 31, 2012
Good Evening Joie,

In this time of the Political Season.... You may want to contact your Commitee person in your Neighborhood.

It pays to Vote!

All the Best John Curci RE/MAX Properties 215-7527-2889
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Philip J. Cu…, Agent, Feasterville, PA
Thu Aug 30, 2012
As a matter of fact I know some people you need to talk with, they are:
21 South 12th Street !!th floor
Philadelphia,PA 19107
Please call me so I know that you got the HELP you requested.

Philip J. Cunningham Sr.
V.I.P. Realty Corporation
7942 Bustleton Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19152 215-725-5700 X49
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