I live in a new condo in Brooklyn, where I stepped down from the three-person board because of issues with the other two. They always acted in unison and excluded me from discussions, eventually stripping me of my ability to email owners from our Microsoft Teams account. The two announced that they were staying on several months past the expiration of their terms, delaying the annual meeting and election. We finally submitted a petition to remove them, which they rejected because they claimed our bylaws state that the petition must include the date, time, and location of the special meeting when the bylaws actually say that the notice of the special meeting must include all three (our petition only included date and time).
As we approached the annual meeting, they introduced a proposed amendment to the bylaws that would increase the size of the board to five, knowing that there were only three other people running at the time. I helped to ensure that owners were aware of their activities and the amendment failed and the two were ousted from the board.
The problem is that they have refused to provide the new board access to our investment and banking accounts, along with a host of other items, like condo Amex cards they had taken out, contracts, and vendor information. They deleted all of their emails and removed the payment info from our Microsoft Teams account as well, which led to its cancellation.
Any advice for forcing these two to hand over access to these materials? We're obviously concerned they're hiding something. It's insane.
Whenever our building has a closing, the management agent sends a 100 page document that requires 11 signatures
Does anyone do this digitally or is paper the only option with wet signatures?
In the HDFC I live in there is a person who is a hoarder, the way we found out was due to a leak that she was not letting us in and the shareholder under her apt. call fire department and they told us of the situation. On top of this she is in arears again. What can we do legally to get her out of for her to clean??? please help!!!> Join the conversation Comments (1)
I'd appreciate some advice on getting rid of a condo owner who is behind in their payments. We are a small Condo with a limited budget. One of the owners now owes over $3,000 in common charges. We don't have an attorney. I've read a couple of articles in The Cooperator but the articles often cite laws in states besides NYC. If any NYC condo owners have successfully placed a lien on the apartment of a non-payer, and have successfully ousted them, I'd appreciate hearing how you did it. Thanks.> Join the conversation Comments (1)
What is the order of process for a renovation. Does the architect submit the design plans before the shareowner receives the alteration agreement ? Or does the board provide the alteration of agreement before the design plans are provided.
Can the board exercise discretion as to what occurs first ?
Wanted to know your thoughts on this?
I understand having one or two units and especially to rent them out and if necessary sell but do you think it’s financially good for a co-op to buy 10 units? Different years but it seems to be more and more each year they’re selling one and then buying one. I feel too much money being wasted on closing costs etc when co-op could use some of that money for key repairs.
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