How to Handle Tenant Who Tries to Dictate Who Makes Repairs

When it comes to apartment repairs, some tenants may be highly opinionated about all aspects of how the work should be done. In one case, an apartment needed painting and plastering, but the tenant wouldn’t allow the owner’s employees access to her apartment. She demanded that they use her paint. But there wasn’t enough of her paint to cover her apartment, and moreover, the tenant hadn’t moved furniture to provide access for painting [888 Grand Concourse: DHCR Adm. Rev. Docket No. AT610016RT].

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