If an electric outlet is defective in a condo apartment, whose responsibility is it to repair it--the apartment owner, or the condo association? The first indication of a problem was when I turned on a lamp that was plugged into this outlet, and the bulb blew - smoke arose from the bulb. Thinking that the problem might have been the lamp, I plugged in another lamp into that outlet. The lamp worked for only one day.
The electric outlet seemed to have affected the light bulb - when I tried out the bulb in other lamps, plugged into a different outlet, the bulb no longer worked. My question: If this is a systemic issue, is it the condo association's responsibility to pay for an electrician to 'fix' the outlet? Or, is it the individual apartment owner's responsibility?
Is it legal per the Business Corporation law to use corporate websites, emails solicit proxies, legal advice from the corporate attorney at the cooperators expense for personal use when running for the Board of Directors?
Is also legal to remove an officer of the Board before the certified results are posted before the board is seated and new officers are elected?
My brother is the executor of his brother-in-law's estate in Pennsylvania and there is about $200,000 in the attorney's escrow account. The estate is almost wound up (estate taxes have been paid) but the attorney was just admitted to the hospital with COVID. He is in bad shape and is on a ventilator. The question is: is the money safe and if the guy dies, who takes care of the estate and the escrow money and any idea how long that would take?
Thank you very much for any assistance.
It is my understanding that a shareholder in a coop building can only collect STAR abatement funds for an apartment s/he actually LIVES IN. If an apartment is an investment, but said shareholder lives elsewhere, s/he cannot legally collect for the unit in which s/he does not live (never lived).
Do I understand this correctly? Can someone knowledgeable about this chime in please?
Also, is there any way—without the Management or the Board’s assistance—that someone can find out whether or not an investor is inappropriately receiving STAR rebates in this fashion? (I've already checked with a friend who worked previously at the DOF, and she is no longer a source of info for me.)
Thank you so much.
My Co-Op received a D energy rating because there was a conflict between the D.O.F. and the D.O.B with the tax code.
Can this error have an adverse affected on the Co-Op's abatement or any of the Star benefits?
Who is the responsible agency/party to correct this error?
If the fault is on the part of either agency will our Co-Op have to wait 1 year for an updated rating?
Hi, could someone share easy-to-read information on the basics of fire safety for small walk-up buildings? We can't afford a full-service management company, so the one we have doesn't provide much oversight. Through an informal conversation with someone familiar with fire safety, I've learned that we are not in compliance with regulations - for example, not every apartment has an address posted on its door, and we have mats in the hallway at each apartment's door (the person I spoke with said these are "tripping hazards" and should not be there). We also need to post routes for safe exit. Is there a straightforward, easy to read summary of fire safety requirements for small walk-up buildings? We don't have elevators so our needs are different from buildings that do. I've googled, but the documents I've found are quite dense and full of legalese. For example, I can't find one that says that every unit must have its address posted (e.g., 4C, 4D, 4E, etc.). Any suggestions welcome. Thanks.> Join the conversation Comments (1)
Can the Co Op administration waive my right of giving permission to other unit to park in my space, when I'm gone from the AZ state? I was told this because I'd been late for a few days with the HOA fees/ They said I don't have the right, and that they may force me to sell my unit.> Join the conversation Comments (1)
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