Category: Q&A

Q&A
2016 March Q&A: Can the board claim my STAR rebate?

Q. Why is it legal to assess me for my STAR rebate, for which I must satisfy certain eligibility requirements, and thus effectively deny me most of the benefits to which I am entitled--basically because of my age, while distributing it to…

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2016 February Q&A: How Do We Access a Common Parking Area?

Q. In our parking garage we have access to a bike storage room and an outside bike rack that is next to a resident's handicapped parking spot. Right now the only way to get to the bikes is to "trespass" over the parking spot. Our concern …

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2015 December Q&A: How to handle handicapped/reserved parking?

Q. My question refers to how many handicapped parking spaces must reserved in a particular co-op or a condo. Is there any legal requirement to set aside a certain number of spaces? Must a multiple dwelling with parking spaces used exclusi…

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2015 December Q&A: Are my board's nomination/voting practices legal?

Q. At our annual meeting, four of five board officers' terms were expiring. Nominations for reelection of these same four officers came from presiding officers. I researched Robert’s Rules, as well as our bylaws, and I did not see anythin…

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2015 November Q&A: Do We Need an Actual Quorum?

Q. We are a cooperative that falls under the purview of the New York State Business Corporation Law. Is there a law in there allowing us to conduct a meeting without a quorum having been reached? We need more than 50% of the vote and cert…

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