My building currently accepts proxies for our Annual Meeting & Board of Directors election at our front desk. Last year, on at least one occasion, a proxy left for one running candidate was delivered to another accidently. A request for a "ballot box" or lockbox has been rejected by our Board. Any suggestions for ways around this, or other precedent?
We've also had shareholder complaints about our super soliciting them for their proxies. He's been accused of giving the proxies to a Board member/candidate that he has a favorable relationship with. Is it commonly accepted that supers can act shareholders for their proxies?
Our 200 unit co-op has a ground level parking garage and recently the tenant who lives directly above it, who is not a shareholder, has made a complaint to management that the door mechanism can be heard loudly in his apartment every time the a car goes in an out. It is loud and is a nuisance. Can this constitute a breach to the right of quiet enjoyment a tenant has within their apartment. This is the first we've heard about the noise in all the years he's resided there. It is a sponsor-owned apartment. Whose responsibility is it to investigate this complaint and does it need to be remedied now if it has been noisy for many years? Does the co-op have an obligation to muffle/attenuate the noise or is it the sponsor? Thanks.
what do you do when your current management company of 12 years (knowing they are about to be replaced) lets their service deteriorate. they have given our accountants a hassle getting info for annual statements, they have not sent a bank reconciliation since december. monthly accounting statements from february still have not been provided. communication between the company and coop office employee is strained. there are many other factors playing into this that i should not get into on a public board. has anyone successfully sued a management company for such activities?
We've used Fred Smith, Capital Care and ABR Plumbing for years. The quality of work's gone downhill. They now have a bad attitude, are often rude, and say, "If you don't want to use us again, don't." They won't guarantee their repairs or fix a problem we thought was fixed unless we pay them to do it again or they do more work that will cost us more.
All 3 companies are disappointing us repeatedly. We never had problems with them and we're not a demanding group. There are many plumbers in NYC, and we don't need this. Can anyone recommend a plumber who does good work, won't argue with us at every turn, or try to convince us we need a lot of costly work done that we know we don't need? Thanks.
A lead pan is for a shower and NOT for a washer dryer installed in an older apartment. Drip pans to put under washers cost about $30-34 - see this link:
Home Depot probably has them even cheaper.
I'm wondering if anyone out there can help me out: I'm a board member of a small 24 unit co op with no laundry facility of any kind and, after much review of the common areas, no hope for communal laundry facilities because of logistal brick walls (no pun intended).
Shareholders are lobbying to have washer/dryers in their apartments, which we quite support, but the building is quite old and we're concerned about structural/pipe issues. Has anyone run into this?? An article in Habitat mentions a "plumbing consultant" but there is no sign on one anywhere on the site- can anyone recommend or suggest such an animal?
Thanks VERY much
Hello, I am President of a co-op on LI and I am looking for some help. We have a strict no dog policy. We are currently in litigation to remove a dog that is a major nuisance, however there are more dogs on the property.
We have asked our shareholders to help us by identifying anyone who is harboring a dog. The problem with this is that many are reluctant to "snitch" on their neighbors.
Does anyone have a method for locating apartments that are harboring dogs without relying entirely on shareholders or the maintenance staff? I bought a dog whistle the other day, but they need to be tuned to the dog and they don't always result in a bark. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
get a tax credit? AFAIK the only aluminum windows that qualify for Energy Star do not open and are meant for large commercial buildings
If people use window air conditioners look at getting 1 window in each room that has a solid bottom to permanently mount the AC unit. Leaving them in during winter can be a big source of heat loss
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