Nearly two dozen Bronx tenants who haven’t been able to use their stoves to cook for more than a year want their landlord booted.
The 21 tenants want an independent administrator to take over the building at 1210 Stratford Ave. in Soundview.
And on Wednesday, they filed a so-called 7A proceeding in Bronx Housing Court against landlords Sam David and Lazer Kviat.
“I feel depressed in this holiday season without gas in my apartment,” said tenant Maritza Perez. “My ceiling is horrible and has a serious leak from the roof and I am worried about mold.”
Perez said the building’s super told her there’s no plan to make roof repairs until the weather warms up.
The 53-unit building has 181 open housing violations with the city’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development, records show. The violations include leaks, mold, and vermin infestations.
The tenants, who are represented by the Legal Aid Society, say they’ve been without cooking gas since November 2017.
In August, the landlords agreed to restore the gas by Oct. 8 and to make a series of other repairs.
That never happened.
“No work has been done at the building,” the court filing says.
The tenants want “a court appointing an administrator who would use their rent money to properly manage the building, and who would be empowered to take out necessary loans to complete the repairs necessary to make the building and their individual apartments habitable.”
David didn’t respond to an email seeking comment. Kviat wasn’t immediately available for a response.