If anyone could give some advise..please? Live in a co-op and having an issue with our toilet backing up. It starts off making gurgling sounds when neighbor upstairs flushes his toilet then all this water comes spewing up..just great..we call to tell management. They send the plumber...Plumber snakes the pipe...2 weeks not even ...later gurgling noises again and water spewing ...tell the plumber..comes back snakes it again...not quite 2 weeks and its making same noises etc..I contacted management...their girl in the office starts yelling at me (shareholder) that i the plumber was here twice already and I can't keep calling them to have plumber here to unclog my toilet! What??? Excuse me but first we can't just call the plumber unless it goes through management and the toilet getting clogged is not of my doing?? There is a problem clearly in the sewer pipes is my understanding if when the neighbor flushes my toilet gets backed up.
Management is trying to put the responsibility on me to pay to have this done?? I need to "maintain" my toilet. What?? If the toilet is 7 years old and the toilet isn't the problem its the plumbing.
How do go about getting them to get this resolved? The plumber has been working this property for 30 years and I honestly think he's been just milking this place. He never went upstairs to check neighbors toilet, never went under building to check pipes. My memory plumbers are all over the place checking to see whats going on..
There are no rules in proprietary lease or house rules banning dogs. But me and wife heard there a no dogs allowed and we have not seen any dogs around the property. The shareholders here seem to be in lala land walking around in fear of the board. I We want to get a dog but are trying to figure out how to go about it. The board sucks and have not had any annual shareholders meetings in 2 years. Management said its up to the board on case bases. I think thats b.s. We would like to know would there be any legal ramifications if we get a dog and then we are told to get rid of it?> Join the conversation Comments (3)
I am in the process of trying to convert my Mitchell Lama complex. I have been working on the project for approxim ately 3 years. I have had Town Hall Meetings, notices, direct mailings, and many conversations. Does the new legislation raising the bar to 80% final approval apply to me. I am still working on getting the 50% required in the process? Would I be grandfathered in?> Join the conversation
Does anyone know the legal status regarding people storing e-bikes (with those flammable batteries!) in their apartment or coop building? I will guess that the law hasn't caught up with this craze, but I'd love any information or direction. Thank you.> Join the conversation
My husband passed away. I would like to add my daughter's name to the stock certificate. My daughter lives in our apt and if anything happens to me I would like her to be able to keep the apt. I've been told she has to go before the Co-op Board for approval. She has 2 part time jobs and does not work full-time, but has money in the savings account. Is there a way to get her name on the stock certificate? I don't want her thrown out! I've lived her for 53 years! Thank you.> Join the conversation Comments (3)
If the By-laws requires that any notice of resignation of a director must be given in person or by registered or certified mail can a notice of resignation sent by email be valid or not?> Join the conversation
In our case, it is not pre-existing in teh specific apt where a rent-controlled tenant just passed away. The current sponsor/owner (an investor who bought it from the original sponsor) hopes to install a WD before the sale of the apt.Our building prohibits new ones: Can they do this?
I also cannot make sense of the below from a recent article on sponsor apts...?
"No grandfather clause. Sponsors do not need board approval for renovations, so a sponsor-owned apartment might have a washer/dryer in a building that forbids shareholders from installing them. In such cases, says Karen Sonn, a closing attorney with Sonn Associates, “the board will not grandfather that washer/dryer to the next buyer.” Sonn adds that the building’s alteration package or sales package may require the incoming buyer to do upgrades to the electric panel, windows or radiators.
§ 234-a. Unauthorized legal fees. An owner, lessor or agent thereof
shall be prohibited from assessing a lessee any fee, surcharge or other
charges for legal services in connection with the operation or rental of
a residential unit unless the owner, lessor or agent has the legal
authority to do so pursuant to a court order. Legal services include,
but are not limited to, court fees, legal representation, attorney fees,
notary public charges, and administrative fees incurred by the owner,
lessor or agent in connection with the management of the building, including
actions and proceedings in a court of law. Any agreement or assessment
to the contrary shall be void as contrary to public policy.
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