We just moved into a new apartment in a brownstone and are but static from the building management I'm sure they think we're problem tenants because we keep phoning them asking them to do stuff that they then refuse to do. The latest thing is access to the circuit breakers in our apartment. There's no electrical box and the breakers are in the basement. The basement is locked and they won't give the keys; this being a previous point of contention. So I think that it is imperative that we should be able to cut the power to our apartment if there's a flood or electrical problem. They don't agree and won't install a local switch or move the circuit breakers. They think I'm just being difficult and want a key to the basement to conduct goat sacrifices or something, so won't discuss a compromise. The electrician says that if I want a local circuit breaker I'll have to pay to have it installed myself. I'm not from the US so don't know who I should be talking to. I've tried MA govt websites and just ended up confused.