Category: Q&A

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2017 September Q&A: Co-op Board Hasn't Had a Meeting in a While

Q. I live in a co-op in Bayside, Queens. We have not had a board meeting in almost two and-a-half years. I call and get no answer. Also, there is the issue that the president of the board is also the owner-manager of a property management…

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2017 September Q&A: Requesting Financial Info From the Co-op

Q. I am a duly-elected board member of my New York co-op.  I have requested financial information from our co-op's treasurer.  Although I have gotten various email responses from the treasurer that 'talk around' the subject and he says he…

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2017 September Q&A: Changing Officers In The Middle Of Their Term

Q. My husband is the president of our condo community, and some board positions' terms are ending and are up for vote, but he has another year before his term is up. My question is, can the new members vote to remove the sitting president…

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2017 August Q&A: Parking Mess

Q. The current parking situation is less than ideal and does not reflect the image that was generally presented to prospective buyers by the sponsor’s realtors. While the condominium offering plan  makes clear that each owner would not be…

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2017 July Q&A: Seeking Compensation for Damages to My Unit

Q. I own a co-op and I had some damages to the walls of my kitchen, bedroom, and bathroom caused by water and/or leak coming from the side of the roof. I even had to change the kitchen wall, cabinets and floor because of the mold and dama…

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2017 July Q&A: Do I Have to Remove My Tree?

Q. The board is asking me to remove my tree on my property where I’ve lived for over 20 years. I believe it’s the board’s responsibility to maintain or remove the tree, not mine.  In a letter sent to me, they said that they are concerned…

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2017 May Q&A: Subletting for Indefinite Periods

Q. My Manhattan co-op has a liberal sublet allowance of four out of six years, and a five percent sublet fee. The person who purchased the apartment above me has been permitted to sublet for 7 1/2 years now. I have had a lot of problems d…

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2017 May Q&A: Management Fee Concerning Irrevocable Trust

Q. My question is about an irrevocable trust I have set up. I would like to put my co-op into the trust. I have paid the co-op’s attorney $700 and submitted appropriate papers. Now the management says first I need to pay them $625 to comp…

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