Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Senior seeking reimbursement from landlord
From DNA Info:
Ronald Peters has not seen his wife since Dec. 7, the day the elevator in his 6-story building on Austin Street, near 84th Road, in Kew Gardens was shut down for a major repair.
The 82-year old Korean War veteran, who needs a walker to move around and is unable to climb stairs, was forced to temporarily relocate to a Holiday Inn near the Veterans Hospital in Brooklyn where he had a number of appointments scheduled for December and January, he said.
His wife Virginia, 80, who also can't climb stairs, stayed in their apartment on the top floor.
Peters, who said he has been unable to get in touch with his landlord, PSRS Realty Group, since early December, already paid more than $7,000 for his stay at the hotel, according to the bills he shared with DNAinfo New York.
Now, he wants the landlord to pay him back, he said.
“They should reimburse me because what do they want me to do? Go up these steps?" said Peters, who has a pacemaker and suffers from diabetes and high blood pressure, among other illnesses. "I can’t go up six flights.”
“It’s so aggravating," he said, adding that if the landlord does not reimburse him, he will consider legal action.
PSRS Realty Group did not return multiple phone calls from DNAinfo seeking comment.