Category: Q&A

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2018 August Q&A: Back-Billing Mistake?

Q. I live in a Riverdale cooperative. One of my fellow shareholders received a notice at the beginning of January from our management company saying her monthly carrying charge would be increased beginning the next month. There was no exp…

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2018 July Q&A: Board Problems

Q. I  have recently been elected to the board of directors at my co-op in Suffolk County. I rocked the boat when I was elected. The current board is not interested in doing necessary things, but rather stall projects and try to distract t…

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2018 June Q&A: Producing a Stock Certificate for Inspection

Q. I live in a HDFC co-op building. I was asked to present my certificate for management and the board to view. My response was that I will produce my certificate when everybody else in the co-op produces their own certificates. I know fo…

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2018 May Q&A: The Right to Know Who the Board Members Are

Q. I own a small co-op in Queens. For several years I had to sublet my apartment because I moved to Europe. I need to ask some questions to the co-op board but I am not getting any help from management. I basically wanted to know who the …

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2018 May Q&A: Doggy Blues

Q. For at least 30 years, all residents (owners and tenants) have been using the front (main) door of our co-op buildings. Now our board of directors sent out an updated list of rules that says anyone walking or carrying a dog must use th…

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2018 May Q&A: Collecting Proxies

Q. I need to know if the president of the board (co-op) is allowed to collect proxies from other residents? The president stands in the parking lot and asks everyone if she can have their proxy. Then the night of the meeting to vote for b…

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2018 March Q&A: Live-in Super Who Runs an Outside Business

Q. I have lived in a 72-unit co-op in Brooklyn since 2004. When I was interviewed by the board, I was told the co-op has live-in super who is not allowed to have an additional outside job. This was an important appeal to me, as I felt day…

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2018 March Q&A: Breach of Confidentiality?

Q. Say a shareholder spoke to the president and vice president of the board and disclosed his or her health condition. And later on, the president and vice president lost re-election to the board and found out that the shareholder did not…

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2018 March Q&A: Fumes Threaten Our Building

Q. All lower floors in our co-op are being poisoned by gasoline exhaust fumes, sickening all tenants in the lower floors, endangering the youngsters and seniors in the building, and exacerbating preexisting conditions. In addition, the la…

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