I’m selling my coop unit, I signed already the buyers offer, but the board members of the complex are postponing and postponing the personal new buyer interview , due that they have leave for vacations and the buyer is in one hair to quit. I spoke with the manager, the President is the one out till October, and they said the vicepresident can’t do the job, that has to be the President with two more members. What can I do???? I’m losing money. Please help with advise> Join the conversation Comments (1)
There is a drain pipe that has been leaking into our garage since early July. The management put buckets under the leak to catch the water. They never came to inspect apartments running along the pipe. This holiday weekend I noticed water damage on my kitchen wall and ceiling that the pipe runs alongside. My ceiling is brown, paint bubbling and water dripping. The manager called me on Sunday as I left a message with service and I told her my ceiling has water damage and I was told the super will be back on Tuesday and will call me to come look. Tuesday I take off work to be home and super never shows up, I find out at noon from the Porter that he didn't come to work and nobody called or notified me. Wednesday I stop at the management office and the woman in charge is defensive when I complain about not being notified that she wasn't in because of Jewish holiday and didnt know that super was out but she had left him a note and I should have called the office. Today is Friday, 6 days since management has been notified and I have heard nothing about what they are doing to fix this pipe. They have allowed this leak to continue for 2 months and now I feel there is mold growing on my ceiling and they are in no rush to address it. It is still leaking. Is this not total negligence on management part? How can I deal with a property manager who doesn't want to address real problems?> Join the conversation Comments (2)
Now that the Prevailing Wage bill has been signed into law by Gov. Hochul, how are coops and condos with live-in supers planning to deal with this? In many buildings (including ours), a significant part of the super's compensation is a rent-free apartment. But non-cash compensation seems unlikely to satisfy the requirements of the new law, especially when no explicit value has been placed on it. I have not heard any guidance on this so far. Thoughts?
One possibility - assuming it passes legal muster (I'm not a lawyer) - would be to make the rental value explicit by charging the super rent while paying a higher salary to cover that rent, meeting the requirements of the new law. This would of course be burdensome and ludicrous for everyone.
I wanted to hear anyone’s experience on getting windows installed in your whole co-op.
It’s not very organized in my co-op and we keep on getting different emails from the board as to when it’s going to start and how. I know covid is a part of it but one minute we’re told the window company is going to get this done and very experienced and then we got an email that they will install some windows and then wait 4 weeks to get more windows installed. This is going to take 6 months at this rate. Oh this is the second window company they’re using. Supposedly they had an issue with the first one and had to start from scratch….specs, etc and we actually lost 25K since we needed to pay them for the initial work.
We finally got some sort of start date but since they didn’t get the permit yet for the sidewalk bridge they’re going to work around that and install windows in apartments that aren’t near sidewalks. What are you thoughts on that? Should we proceed or wait to be safe?
We’re expecting a storm and I let the management company know if anyone checked our lights? Super and porter? In the past they worked briefly and it was pitch black in the hallway and to me that is dangerous of course and a liability. I told them let’s get back up lighting that the super can put on the walls and then take out after the storm is over.
No one on the board looked into this and once again all we hear are excuses instead of finding solutions. My recommendation is a cheap solution since a backup generator is expensive.
Has anyone come across this and any thoughts or suggestions?
Our Super can paint various parts in our building and due to his union contract he can paint even more then his previous contract stated. Our basement definitely needs a touch up but he keeps claiming that due to the fact that the paint is chipping a bit it has lead and he can’t touch it. Our basement looks bad and it’s not good when potential buyers come and view the space and building. My question is if there really is lead exposed then why is he working there or others are walking there all day long? Wouldn’t we as a co-op have to have that cleaned up or professionally removed? I think sometimes union members love to make excuses not to do something. Also he used to paint part of the basement and Of course since he hasn’t in a bit it’s chipping away more and more.> Join the conversation Comments (1)
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