Category: Q&A

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2017 November Q&A: A Broken Shower

Q. We have an apartment/shares in a Brooklyn co-op. In 2016 we experienced two leaks in our shower room (which is in the bathroom, but separate from the bathtub). With the first leak, the building plumber broke part of our shower wall, re…

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2017 November Q&A: Lost Checks, Late Fees

Q. I live in a manufactured home co-op, and earlier this year we switched property management companies. At first, they lost a check – which I guess can happen. Then a few months later, a group of us received demands for rent and were ser…

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2017 October Q&A: Carrying Dogs Through the Building's Front Door?

Q. For at least 30 years, all residents (owners and tenants), have been using the main front 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 the…

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2017 October Q&A: Accessing Maintenance Records

Q. Can I, a shareholder, get access to records of maintenance work for my own unit? I have been told by the property manager and a board member that the maintenance supervisor has claimed that certain maintenance work was done in my unit …

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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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