Category: Q&A

Q&A
2016 July Q&A: Can a board charge arbitrary fees?

Q. I’m concerned about my board charging for arbitrary fees. My co-op recently charged a shareholder for a letter written to her by the co-op’s attorney.  Other shareholders have received similar letters but haven’t been charged for them.…

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2016 June Q&A: Who is responsible for neighbor's water damage?

Q. For many years, I’ve had a long-standing leak in my bathroom through no fault of my own. The shareholders above me it seems are contributing to the water problem. The couple’s son, I believe, loves to run a bath for as long as two hour…

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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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