Q: I live on a third floor apt and my landlord is redoing the first floor flooring. He used polyurethane on his hardwood floors and the fumes carried up all the way up the hallway into our apartments. Can he do that and then leave for the night but not say anything to tenets? I’ve lived here 15 years and shouldn’t have to smell first floor fumes, should I? What can we do about it?
A: You can open your windows to ventilate your apartment and when he can get into the apartment where the floors were finished he can open those windows too.