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80% Carpet RuleAug 14, 2020

Our co-op specifies a fine for upper units that do not follow the 80% carpet rule. To my knowledge this has has never been an issue until now.

A new shareholder is having this problem with a longtime shareholder above him.

The upper shareholder is up at 4 A.M. and very inconsiderate that there is person living beneath them.

The longtime shareholder is very friendly with board members and feels she is untouchable as far as rules and regulations.

The new shareholder sent a letter to the person above him as well as to the board of directors a month ago.

He explained that he is currently working from home and asked if she could be a little more considerate.

He has not heard back from the B.O.D. or the upper shareholder who has continued her clamorous behavior. Any help would be greatly appreciated





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Carpet rule - list of shareholders & addresses Aug 14, 2020

I had major issue with neighbors upstairs above me. Sent at least 50 emails to board and managing agent and nothing was done! Very disturbing ... and odd.

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80% Carpet Rule - NYC Aug 15, 2020

Thank for your response.

Sounds like it's an antiquated rule that probably needs to be removed from the "Rules and Regulations" .

I guess unless a rule is also an actual law it is not enforceable.

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20/80% carpet rule - list of shareholders & addresses Aug 16, 2020

I don’t think it’s antiquated... I think it’s necessary even tho it is apparently unenforceable ... people should be aware and considerate if others. The residents who are at fault are not the ones who are subjected to the noise and disturbance of footsteps back and forth at sometimes ungodly hours. When the noise disrupts ones enjoyment in their apt it should been enforceable. Not a big deal to add area rugs to exposed areas.but considerate for those who live below

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80% Carpet Rule - NYC Aug 16, 2020

I agree and thanks to Steve , I passed on some interesting information to the shareholders who is having the problem

This is one of our house rules that carries a fine. In addition our proprietary lease has a clause about peaceful enjoyment and noise.

hopefully when this is addressed with the B.O.D. , they will stop ignoring this shareholder and mediate the situation.

If they continue to make no effort to resolve the problem, they might be in breach of the warranty of habitability.

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Enforcable 80% carpet rule - Steven424 Aug 15, 2020

Rules in the House Rules are enforceable if the board has the authority to levy fines for non-compliance. Whether or not it has the will to do so is another story.

Try putting "NYC apartment 80% carpet rule" into Google. There is a very large number of articles and some may give you practical ideas on how to deal with this issue.

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80% Carpet Rule - Queens Aug 15, 2020

Thanks Steve, :)

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80% Carpet Rule - NYC Aug 15, 2020

Don't know how I passed up "Consequences for Not Complying". Thanks again Steve....

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