Category: Q&A

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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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2018 February Q&A: Resolving a Handicapped Parking Issue

Q. Whom would I need to contact on behalf of my senior and disabled mother, who owns a co-op in Westchester, regarding private parking and handicapped parking? She received notification from the managing company that she has four business…

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2018 February Q&A: Capital Assessments

Q. I reside in a residential co-op in which the board elected to pass on the capital assessment to its shareholders based on the their respective shares. My question is does the board of directors need to use the outstanding shares or aut…

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2018 February Q&A: What If a Board Member Is Involved in a Lawsuit?

Q. Can a homeowner who is in a lawsuit with his condo legally be an executive board member of that condo? Wouldn’t that annul his fiduciary duty? The story: One of our homeowners was elected to the board of managers last November; his fe…

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2018 January Q&A: Shareholders Breaking House Rules

Q. I live in a 194-unit co-op where many shareholders are breaking one or more of the house rules. Our management claims the rules cannot be enforced because the courts do not recognize them. If this is true, how does a co-op protect its …

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2018 January Q&A: Our Co-Op Is Being Improperly Run

Q. What do you do when the president of the board, property manager, and super are all one family? I tried waking up the shareholders with memos and flyers about the conflict of interest to no avail. Our beautiful Garden of Eden has becom…

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