Category: Maintenance

Maintenance
2016 November Plumbing in Multifamily Buildings

Plumbing. It’s one of those things for which we all should be grateful, but about which we rarely ever give a thought – at least not until we see water seeping out from under the bathroom door. Fortunately, if and when things go wrong, ther…

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2016 November Updating Your Building’s Systems

There are a lot of moving parts that contribute toward the functionality of a residential complex, whether said property is a condominium, cooperative, or a homeowner’s association. And these parts vary in complexity, to the extent that no …

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2016 November Funding Your Reserves

Hector and Hedy Johnson bought a new condominium in Queens in 1995 and lived there for 19 years. In 2014 they sold the apartment to Leonard and Lena Smith. A year later, the condominium association’s board of directors voted to replace the …

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What Is the Warranty of Habitability?

Every month you break out the checkbook to pay your maintenance fees for your co-op. Naturally you expect that those fees go toward maintaining the upkeep of your residence. But for whatever reason, something goes wrong. It can be an infe…

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2016 October Seasonal Pest Issues

As the weather and temperatures shift, so do pest populations. Knowing which critters to look out for (and get rid of) as the seasons change can help keep your building pest-free.

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2016 September Night of the Living Pests

Few people in the New York City area—be they renters, buyers, or even just commuters—have managed to navigate the daily grind without coming eye-to-eye or face-to-face with pests such as ants, bees, mice, rats or roaches. Stumbling upon the…

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Cracking Down on Unwanted Smoking

For those who live in multifamily residential buildings, the scenario is all too familiar: a neighbor lights up a cigarette inside their unit, and the smoke travels through the hallway and finds its way into neighboring residents’ homes. So…

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Night of the Living Pests!

Few people in the New York City area—be they renters, buyers, or even just commuters—have managed to navigate the daily grind without coming eye-to-eye or face-to-face with the whiskers, antennae or stingers of some vile creature, be it ant…

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Mice Infestations: They're Still a Problem

Lying in bed, in the dark quiet before you fall into that much-anticipated slumber, a soft scratching sound finds its way to your ears and you bolt upright. You don’t want to turn the light on, you don’t want to look, it could just be the h…

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