Q I’m a shareholder in a co-op in Park Slope. The board has summarily decided that we no longer require a full-time, live-in superintendent. When I served on the board several years ago, I understood that a building had to have a particular number of units to require a super. I don’t recall the legal number, but, for example, a six-unit building didn’t require a super. Is it legal for us not to have a super? If that’s true, who would take care of our building’s business?
—Ex Board Member
“In regards to who would take care of a building if there was no super, or if the super was away, (and the building is one that requires a super based on the number of units contained therein), then the co-op or condo board must have a substitute for the super. There could be an assistant super or handyman that is on call 24/7.”