We are in a top floor co-op unit. The ceilings in one room are cracked badly, and made of heavy concrete. These cracks have been there since we moved in 6 years ago, but we recently had a contractor looking into other issues and he says we should replace cracked ceiling for safety reasons.
I understand walls and ceiling repairs are usually the responsibility of the tenant, but in this case damage seems to be due either to a past leak or flex in the roof above. Should we get an engineering inspection to determine the cause, in hopes of getting the co-op to assume responsibility for repair, or would that be wasted money? If an inspection says the damage is from a past leak or other roof issues, is the co-op responsible?
Psychotherapist in his own co-op professional suite has been given 2 days notice to find another place to practice (or to terminate practice) because of adjacent apartment renovation which will be so noisy as to make psychotherapy conversation impossible. The Board says there is no recourse. Is there any?> Join the conversation Comments (1)
Our building has always permitted repairs to cable/internet (by Spectrum. TW etc) on weekends or whenever without approval.
Suddenly they are claiming no internet repairs may take place on weekends though these type of repairs are not disturbing to anyone.
How can this be?
Hi: We've had a number of noise-related issues between shareholders, specifically excessive noise emanating between units during the late night/early morning hours (i.e. walking too hard, loud talking, TV/radio noise, etc). Despite the Board's efforts to have the shareholders work it out among themselves, not much has helped curb the issues.
I just wanted to ask if any Board/coop has implemented some form of 'quiet hours' at their respective building - similar to hotels - where residents are 'encouraged' to keep their conduct at bay during a set time during the nights/early mornings. If so, has it worked and how did you sell it to the residents?
Evidently, you can install a camera in an apartment hallway only so long as it shows your doorway only and no activity of the neighbors or in the hallway itself.
The new "smart" doorbells - which have a direct line of sight out into a hallway - might reveal the neighbor, say, getting his newspaper in his/her jammies or people going to and from his / her apartment.
This seems illegal. And/ or these types of doorbells may invade your neighbor's privacy. Has anyone dealt with this issue his in their coop or condo?
A person has been living in our co-op for the past 13 years.
She moved in to help her elderly parents and was not on the proprietary lease or stock certificate.
Her parents past a way more than 10 years ago. They left her the co-op in their will.
For 13 years this quiet woman now a senior herself has lived in the apartment, never causing any problem, never late with her maintenance, received a letter stating she must now put her name on the lease and stock certificate and go through the admission process.
Our by-laws state you must be on the proprietary lease and stock certificate to live here however, the co-op has man people who have domestic partners and are not on the P.L and S.C. Does this now affect them as well or is this one woman being targeted?
This pertains to a coop in Queens. If there are an even number of board members (8), and a vote is taken, and there is a tie, is it legal for the president to always cast the deciding vote. The president says that the only time he votes is if there is a tie. That means whatever he wants he will vote that way.> Join the conversation Comments (2)
It's 2019 & my fellow shareholders unanimously loath face to face meetings & the delay in scheduling them. Is there a safe and legal way for a coop to hold votes and elections over email? Any downsides or concerns?
Is there anything that need be done with a quorum & face to face?
I'd love if there were some boilerplate available online.
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