There's been talk of allowing bidets in our co-op. Does anyone have them in their buildings? Can you provide feedback based on your experiences?
Do you need a plumber AND an electrician to install them? I think you do, but I'm not sure.
Do you allow them to any s/h or do you limit them to people who have a medical reason (and can supply documentation) for wanting one?
Do you treat them as a renovation and have the shareholder sign a document agreeing to be responsible for any and all repairs that may result from problems in the future?
If you have them, have you had problems with them or have they worked with few hassles?
Thanks in advance for any feedback you can provide.
By law, credit are supposed to be passed by coops to eligible units within the city's fiscal year when they are given vi a being applied to the coops tax bill.
This is by June 30th of every year. Our coop has been giving them in December - 6 months late.
What can we do about this?
We'd like to know your experience with Standard Construction Corp located in Brooklyn for their quality work and competitive price.
It seems the real automotive, boiler and HVAC mechanics have gone my the wayside... I am looking for a recommendation for a good gas/oil boiler mechanic.
Someone who knows how to repaid a burner rather than just place a computer on it and tell you to replace parts as part of his troubleshooting process..
Added info: I currently use the service provided as part of contract with my fuel provider... new guy every time there's an issue and every one has a different opinion and no one takes the time to actually troubleshoot, diagnose and repair.. or at least see what the last 5 guys did to get a history!
If you have a good recommendation, please drop one here!
Thanks in advance
We are a 6 story building that's been approached by DISH Wireless to install 6 antennas on our roof, in addition to needing 100 sg ft for equipment. Does anyone have experience with DISH and/or these towers and know the answers to the following questions that can affect shareholders (s/h)?
Did you notify all s/h prior to the lease and/or take a survey to see if the s/h wanted it, or did you just leave it to the Board?
Are they noisy (humming noise perhaps) and possibly bother the people on the top floor? Any noise complaints from s/h?
Does their weight adversely affect the roof, possibly making it easier for the roof to leak?
Must the roof be checked out beforehand by a engineer to make sure it's sturdy enough to bear the extra weight?
Do they have any negative effect on parking lot remotes?
Have shareholders complained of feeling sick/nauseous, especially those people on the top floor?
If you do have the towers, have you had an overall good experience and do you feel its been worthwhile?
We want to make an informed decision, so any information/suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for any help.
Do they know everything about electricity, plumbing, heating systems, and construction. But lacks communication skills, leadership skills?
Or are you more open-minded to hiring someone who is passionate, who is continually developing himself, who has a great personality and communication skills? But knows only basic things about electricity, plumbing, heating systems, and construction.
If you had to pick one, which one would it be?
Upstairs neighbor's leak into my unit made my unit uninhabitable. After 4 months, the building is taking responsibility for their ceilings, walls and floors. They will replace missing bathroom wall tiles and parquet floor tiles but after 60 years the replacements will not match what the remaining tiles. I was told the insurance company doesnt care if it doesnt match. My coop will look terrible.> Join the conversation Comments (2)
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I'm fed up with the managing agents of my coop repeating "We can't FORCE someone to wear a mask." I reply, "I understand" (although I really don't, but that's another story). So I beg them to post more stringent signs, even with little chance of enforcement. But I'm wondering if anyone's seen up-to-date (as in Feb. 2021) legal requirements for mask-wearing in apartment (e.g. coop) buildings.
I am seeking some advice regarding a situation that has stumped me as a potential buyer of a coop unit in Queens.
Me and my wife are under contract to purchase a coop as our primary residence. Our mortgage is approved and the customary board package was submitted, after being duly reviewed by both real estate agents, in early October 2020.
By way of background, I am a bank employee and my wife is a self-employed attorney who fully owns her own legal practice. Our credit scores are excellent and we've had no issue securing a mortgage. However, between the two of us, we do own 9 investment properties, including a coop we rent out in Queens. Anticipating an issue, we included a very detailed analysis of our debt-to-income ratios in our board package which also had the customary tax returns etc. etc.
It has been over 4 months and the board has yet to grant us an interview. Initially, the management company didn't even pull our credit and ask for any information. However, in mid January, they would occasionally ask a question, say every two to three weeks. It is clear from the little communication that we've had with them that they are stumped by my wife's self-employed income. We've re-submitted portions of tax returns highlighting her income along with a Profit and Loss statement and a letter from our CPA. We have also offered to meet (via Zoom or in person or over the phone) with the board or the management company to explain our financials which are very strong. However, there has been no response. We haven't been declined either but the occasional message from the management company is that they are still analyzing our financials.
To make matters more puzzling, the sellers have also been calling the management company and have received no response.
This is a major coop in Queens, which I would rather not name, and I doubt that they have never seen a self-employed purchase applicant befpre
There is no way for us to know if the management company is stalling or is it the board. There have been other sales in the coop since October. Our frustration is that even if the board or the management company is not clear about our finances, they should simply grant us an interview and ask us questions and then make a decision. Or the management company can just talk to us.
As long time coop owner and the president of my own little coop (though that is irrelevant), I know this situation is not typical. Any ideas on how to move this forward? Apologies for the long post and thank you for your advice.
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