Worst NYC Apartment Rentals in NYC: Mice, Roaches, Mold and more

June 12, 2013

With over 35,000 rental apartment buildings indexed in NYC, Rentenna is the new required reading before you sign an apartment lease.  The complaints data comes from the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development’s Housing Code Violation database. The complaints fall into 3 categories:.

  • Class A complaints are minor and non-hazardous (broken doorknobs, cracked tile, etc.)
  • Class B complaints are hazardous (issues like rodents, bed bugs, trash buildup, broken smoke detectors, etc.)
  • Class C complaints are immediately hazardous (lack of heat / hot water / electricity / gas or inadequate fire exits, etc.)

Here are our worst 5 picks on where NOT to live in NYC this month: 

#5  514 east 5th Street: Lacks "adequate supply" of heat or hot water

 § 27-2033 ADM CODE PROVIDE READY ACCESS TO BUILDINGS HEATING SYSTEM LOCKED DOOR AT BOILER ROOM

§ 27-2029 ADM CODE PROVIDE AN ADEQUATE SUPPLY OF HEAT FOR THE APARTMENT IN THE ENTIRE APARTMENT LOCATED AT APT 4, 2nd STORY, 2nd APARTMENT FROM EAST AT SOUTH

§ 27-2031 ADM CODE PROVIDE HOT WATER AT ALL HOT WATER FIXTURES IN THE ENTIRE APARTMENT LOCATED AT APT 4, 2nd STORY, 2nd APARTMENT FROM EAST AT SOUTH

  TOTAL VIOLATIONS: 3

 

#4 875 West 181 Street: Mice, roaches and broken windows

§ 27-2018 ADMIN. CODE: ABATE THE NUISANCE CONSISTING OF ROACHES IN THE ENTIRE APARTMENT LOCATED AT APT 6L, 6th STORY, 2nd APARTMENT FROM SOUTH AT WEST , SECTION AT WEST
§ 27-2018 ADMIN. CODE: ABATE THE NUISANCE CONSISTING OF MICE IN THE ENTIRE APARTMENT LOCATED AT APT 6L, 6th STORY, 2nd APARTMENT FROM SOUTH AT WEST , SECTION AT WEST
§ 27-2005 ADM CODE PROPERLY REPAIR THE BROKEN OR DEFECTIVE SOUTH LOWER SASH WINDOW IN THE 5th ROOM FROM EAST LOCATED AT APT 6L, 6th STORY, 2nd APARTMENT FROM SOUTH AT WEST , SECTION AT WEST

TOTAL VIOLATIONS: 8

 

#3 375 76th Street: Too much trash, roaches and broken sinks

§ 27-2018 ADMIN. CODE: ABATE THE NUISANCE CONSISTING OF ROACHES LOCATED AT APT 5B, 5th STORY, 2nd APARTMENT FROM WEST AT NORTH

§ 27-2005 ADM CODE PROPERLY REPAIR THE BROKEN OR DEFECTIVE DRAW AT SINK BASE CABINET IN THE KITCHEN LOCATED AT APT 5B, 5th STORY, 2nd APARTMENT FROM WEST AT NORTH

§ 27-2010, 2011, 2012 ADM CODE REMOVE THE ACCUMULATION OF REFUSE AND/OR RUBBISH AND MAINTAIN IN A CLEAN CONDITION THE .. YARD AT NORTH

TOTAL VIOLATIONS: 27

 

#2 2544 Valentine Avenue: Mold, broken carbon monoxide & smoke detectors

§ 27-2005 HMC:TRACE AND REPAIR THE SOURCE AND ABATE THE NUISANCE CONSISTING OF MOLD ... THE CEILING IN THE KITCHEN LOCATED AT APT 45S, 5th STORY, 1st APARTMENT FROM SOUTH AT WEST

§ 27-2046.1, 2046.2 HMC: PROVIDE AN APPROVED AND OPERATIONAL CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTING DEVICE, INSTALLED IN ACCORDANCE WITH APPLICABLE LAW AND RULES. IN THE ENTIRE APARTMENT LOCATED AT APT 45S, 5th STORY, 1st APARTMENT FROM SOUTH AT WEST

§ 27-2045 ADM CODE REPAIR OR REPLACE THE SMOKE DETECTOR MISSING 2ND SMOKE DETECTOR AT PRIVATE HALL IN THE ENTIRE APARTMENT LOCATED AT APT 45S, 5th STORY, 1st APARTMENT FROM SOUTH AT WEST

TOTAL VIOLATIONS: 30

 

And with a whopping 100+ open violations,1235 Grand Concourse in the Bronx is our worst apartment to live in this month. It could literally be a death trap.

 

#1 1235 Grand Concourse: Broken carbon monoxide detector, mice, water leaks, broken windows, and lead paint.

§ 27-2046.1, 2046.2 HMC: PROVIDE AN APPROVED AND OPERATIONAL CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTING DEVICE, INSTALLED IN ACCORDANCE WITH APPLICABLE LAW AND RULES. IN THE ENTIRE APARTMENT LOCATED AT APT 501, 5th STORY, 2nd APARTMENT FROM SOUTH AT WEST , SECTION "SOUTH "

§ 27-2018 ADMIN. CODE: ABATE THE NUISANCE CONSISTING OF MICE IN THE ENTIRE APARTMENT LOCATED AT APT 103, 1st STORY, 2nd APARTMENT FROM NORTH AT EAST , SECTION AT SOUTH

§ 27-2026, 2027 HMC: PROPERLY REPAIR THE SOURCE AND ABATE THE EVIDENCE OF A WATER LEAK CONCEALED WATER LEAK AT CEILING CEILING IN THE 1st BATHROOM FROM EAST AT CENTER LOCATED AT APT 402, 4th STORY, 1st APARTMENT FROM SOUTH AT WEST , SECTION "SOUTH "

TOTAL VIOLATIONS:  120

 

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