By Ask Alice
My current apartment building is undergoing renovations in hopes of making it nicer for future tenants — something that I completely understand, but unfortunately, my landlord sent an email out this week notifying me that the running water to the entire building will be turned off from 9am until 1pm every Tuesday for possibly the next 5 months. I know it is only for 4-hour intervals, but Tuesdays are my day off work and my time to clean and do laundry. I’ve tried talking to my landlord, hoping that he was understand and be willing to help out, but he thinks that I am being completely unreasonable. In fact, he even went so far as to say that I shouldn’t care at all since I can fill buckets with water to use for these purposes before it is turned off every week. I’d really rather not make a huge deal out of this and have it drag on for weeks, but it is a big inconvenience and really limits what I can do in my apartment (which I pay nearly an arm and a leg for I might add). Maybe you and the AT community could offer some advice?
A Tenant with Rights