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Grounds for the proceeding
Real Property Actions & Proceedings (RPA) CHAPTER 81, ARTICLE 7-C
§ 796-b. Grounds for the proceeding. One-third or more of the tenants
occupying a multiple residence dwelling or a tenant occupying a single
residence dwelling or the commissioner of the department charged with
enforcement of the housing maintenance code in the municipality where
the dwelling is located may maintain a special proceeding as provided in
this article, upon the grounds that there exists in such dwelling, or in
any part thereof:

1. a lack of heat, running water, light, electricity, adequate sewage
disposal facilities, or any other condition dangerous to life, health or
safety, which has existed for five days, or an infestation by rodents,
or any combination of such conditions; or

2. a course of conduct by the owner or the owner's agents of
harassment, illegal eviction, continued deprivation of services or other
acts dangerous to life, health or safety.