HABITAT

BOARD OPERATIONS

Our informative articles give decision makers from NYC residential co-ops or condos the knowledge to govern their co-op or condo effectively. Learn about policy issues, from setting and enforcing house rules to how to debate lobby renovation. Understand the rules and conventions your conduct as a board member is subject to. Keep up with the laws and expectations your building must comply with.

What makes a successful board president? And how much is access to your building worth?

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The Rutherford Rewrites Its Governing Documents

Written by Lisa Prevost on February 24, 2017

Gramercy Park

A co-op uses shareholder input to bring its bylaws and proprietary lease up to date.

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How do you know when it's time to dissolve your co-op? And how do you deal with an uncooperative cooperator?

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Bell Park Gardens Gets an Energy Transfusion

Written by Paula Chin on February 10, 2017

Bayside

New blood overcomes inertia of entrenched Queens co-op board.

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Sometimes sponsors play by the rules, and sometimes they don't. But one thing your building must always have is a backflow preventer. It's the law.

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There's a new way to hire a management company, and there's a little word that can make a huge difference.

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Managers Get to Jump Through an Extra Hoop

Written by Paula Chin on January 27, 2017

New York City

Is the management RFP a valuable tool or a waste of time?

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Things get complicated when the super and the board president are an item.

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A creative board saved a troubled co-op for artists, while a dogged board president marshaled major projects.

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Boards that repeatedly reject sales may be open to charges of self-dealing.

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Learn all the basics of NYC co-op and condo management, with straight talk from heavy hitters in the field of co-op or condo apartments

Professionals in some of the key fields of co-op and condo board governance and building management answer common questions in their areas of expertise

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