Landlords must keep rentals 68 degrees

radiator sqThe Ulster County District Attorney’s Division of Consumer Affairs (340-3260) advises that landlords in Ulster County are responsible for furnishing heat unless the rental agreement provides otherwise. Where the landlord furnishes the heat, the temperature shall be maintained at not less than 68 degrees Fahrenheit at a distance of 18 inches above the floor level and three feet from an outside wall. A tenant with heating problems should contact the landlord first. If that does not solve the problem, call the Ulster County Health Department at 340-3010