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5 Things you need to know before you fire your super

  1. Make a good-faith effort to work out issues.
  2. Try to clarify expected duties and help the super create a realistic timetable for accomplishing goals.
  3. Give him oral warnings.
  4. Write him up, documenting the incidents and preparing a list of offenses.
  5. Send the write-ups to the union. You have to show you gave him warnings and can’t deal with him anymore. Otherwise, it’s your word against his.

Once you have objective documentation, you only have a few days after dismissal to provide the super with a written statement of reasons, and 30 days from then to get him out of his apartment.

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