Category: Law & Legislation

Law & Legislation
2018 June Advocating for Residents

Successfully running a condominium, cooperative, or homeowners’ association is no small task. A board and/or management must consider the interests of its residents when making sweeping decisions to benefit the property and those who call i…

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2018 June Alternative Dispute Resolution

Lawsuits are both expensive and time consuming. It might be said that the only real winners in a civil suit are the lawyers. They get paid by the hour, and often in  cases of negligence, they receive a substantial portion of the award or se…

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2018 June Responding to a Lawsuit

In today’s litigious society, lawsuits are an unpleasant fact of life. Everyone has a gripe – and that gripe can often result in legal action. The question is, how is your cooperative corporation, condominium association, or HOA protected, …

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2018 June Legislative Update

Whether it’s pending Airbnb legislation in various markets, proposed legislation on New York State co-op applications, or homeowners winning the ability to sue condominium developers for faulty practices, co-ops, condos and HOAs are often a…

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The Importance of Legal Protocols

If you're fortunate enough to serve on a cohesive, friendly board in a building or association with a strong sense of community and few issues, it can be very tempting to 'go with the flow' and handle board business in an informal, case-by-…

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Balcony Enclosures: An Update

Perhaps the most prized amenity in a New York City home is private outdoor space.  Brownstones may offer a garden, a roof deck, or a small terrace. Pre-war buildings have coveted wrap-around penthouses, and post-war high-rise buildings oft…

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