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Quiet HoursApr 02, 2019

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?

Thanks!

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quiet hours - peoples choice #1 Apr 03, 2019

Contact your shareholders explaining the problem and they all need to have 80% plus entry to apts. covered with rugs and sound proofing padding. You can abide by the 10 PM no noise law. If a shareholder has a number of complaints send a letter that if it continues they will be fined $25. Have your board start a complaint committee and after 30 days all shareholders have to have rugs installed and will be inspected. No excuses. Best of Luck

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Professional co-op apt - practice Apr 10, 2019

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?

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Professional co-op apt - practice - Marty Apr 11, 2019

I think the Board is not being reasonable if they gave this person just 2 days notice. It's highly likely that the Board had more than 2 days notice about the renovations. The Board knows about the private practice.

This psychotherapist might be advised to get an attorney and get an injunction until this can be worked out. I don't think the Board acted properly in this situation.

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