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Coop board misdeedsJan 31, 2020

Coop with no sublet restrictions, in univ. neighborhood. I sublet out. Shareholder below me, on board, has water damage in bathroom ceiling. Accused me of poor maintenance, board agreed without inspecting. I sealed floor, problem continued. Finally board hired plumbing co. - they found valve leak behind wall, bldg's responsibility. This disproved board president's expectation. Same day president directed super to pour 'pitchers of dye water' along floor edge. Took pictures of dye on ceiling below to show floor is problem. Then claimed plumbing co. did dye test. I contacted plumbing co. they asserted absolutely not. This isn't how such tests are done, by code. They found leak in valve only. President didn't deny, in writing, but claimed mgt co. instructed her. Mgt. co. denied this.

I hired professional bldg. inspector to assess floor, he declared it sound, above average. Forwarded to board. No response. Board has blocked my current attempt to sublet for over 30 day period permitted by policy, ostensibly because I don't "fix floor problem." They cause me fiduciary damage. Insistence that floor is problem will impact resale. Shareholder below wants to buy my place, could be tactic.

Do I have any recourse?

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Coop board misdeeds - peoples choice #1 Feb 01, 2020

I commend you for sticking up for your rights, now hire a lawyer to solve your sublet problems. I would also consider running for your board they all seem to be do as I say not as I do. Does your board have open shareholder meetings? if not ask for one. Talk to your fellow shareholders to vote for new board members and see if they have the same problems as you. Then pack up run don't walk and sell ASAP. Best of Luck

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