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Hi. The building I live in is unsafe and is currently on the Alternative Enforcement program for the number of open violations. Can I legally break my lease? My landlord also owes us money for items we have had to repair ourselves because they will sometimes not answer the phones for days.

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New York City

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The only think I can do is call 311 to report issues other than that no steps have been taken But I have had to call 911 a couple of times

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That is it

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assuming you have a lease the key is habitability

if the property is not habitable then you can terminate the lease

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