Over the xmas break, our heating radiator pipe busted from the basement and started spraying water into the unit. I was not home at the time, and it left alot of water on the floor and steam condensation on the ceiling. The hardwood floor is now damaged and cupping. Who is responsible to pay for the damage? if coop is responsible, how long is a reasonable expectation for it being fixed?
Recently we discovered a bad case of mold on the hidden side of drywall. This is the first time we've had to remove mold, and I'm looking for a recommendation for a company that deals with mold remediation and reconstruction. If you've had a good experience with such a company please list their contact info here.
ARTICLE IX AMENDMENTS
These By-Laws may be amended, repealed or altered, in whole or in part, by a vote of a majority of the stockholders of the Corporation attending in person or by proxy any duly called Annual or Special Meeting of the stockholders at which a Quorum is present. A description of any proposed amendment is to be voted upon. The Board of Directors shall not alter or repeal By-Laws adopted by the stockholders of the Corporation.
To further the democratic process and give the stockholders an instrument toward the governing of the Corporation the Board of Directors shall not have the authority to prevent any proposed By Law amendments to go before the stockholders at an Annual or Special Meeting to be voted on by the stockholders. All proposed By-Law amendments by the stockholders will be forward to Housing Preservation and Development for approval or rejection as to be put forth before the stockholders for a vote.
To further ensure the democratic process toward governing the Corporation, all proposed By-Law Amendments submitted by Stockholders will be forwarded to Housing Preservation and Development (hereto referred as ‘HPD’).
The Board of Directors must adhere to Housing Preservation and Development’s Rules and Regulations of Article XIII, Corporate Action, Section 1 By-Laws.
The Board of Directors will not have the authority to alter, prohibit interfere/prevent, by motion and/or otherwise, proposed By-Law Amendments to be submitted to Housing Preservation and Development for their approval / rejection.
HPD will notify Gouverneur Gardens Housing Corporation to put forth the approved proposed By-Law Amendment for a vote by the Stockholders at the Stockholders Annual or Special Meeting at which a Quorum is present. Stockholders who submit any proposed By-Law Amendments rejected by HPD will receive written documentation by HPD explaining the reason for the rejection.
We've had our management company for 20 years and service is ok. We are searching for a company that will want to impress us with their responsiveness and up to date knowledge re CMA compliance and technology application to building management. We are pre-war building with 400 apartments in Brooklyn. We have good financials but outdated everything. We're used to having an onsite dedicated manager.
We are very interested in recommendations from Habitat readers. If you strongly to somewhat strongly recommend your management company, please be in touch.
I own a unit in a small coop building. The Board recently redid the old house rules and added a rule stating that people are not allowed to write in chalk on the sidewalk in front of the building and adding that anyone in violation will be fined. Can a coop board create and enforce a rule when it pertains to property that is not actually part of the coop? My understanding of this is that the sidewalk located off the property is not within the coop's jurisdiction and that any writing (as long as it is not libelous) is simply freedom of expression. Can anyone clarify whether such a house rule can be enforced?> Join the conversation Comments (1)
Recently our coop had a gas leak that required the fire dept to air out the building for about 2 hrs. A shareholder was not home and somehow their stove dial was turned on. The porter smelled heavy gas and it was so much that it could have exploded if someone sparked electricity. Anyway, our coop has no emergency notification system in place. No tenants were notified and the only way to find out was to go outside and ask someone. A couple weeks ago, during the big snowstorm the building also lost heat/hot water and the elevator broke down at the same time. Again, no way for any tenants to know other than a paper notice posted on the elevator.
Is this normal? Aren't emergency notification systems pretty inexpensive and considered a must for liability for a coop these days? How do you get your board to address this issue? At the very least, the management could make a group text on their own from the super. Is that too much to ask?
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