New York's Cooperative and Condominium Community

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How do NYC co-ops and condos operate? Governed by an elected board of directors, these housing corporations are like mini-cities with their own bylaws and governing documents. Here you'll find articles on a wide range of topics that co-op and condo board directors need to understand to govern their housing corporation wisely. 

Law firm advising clients to amend house rules now, then look at governing documents.

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Boards can force an apartment sale if a shareholder allows an unapproved sublet.

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How to Keep Apartment Renovations From Going Off the Rails

Written by Gene Ferrara and Chris Ferrara on October 27, 2022

New York City

Co-op and condo boards need to revisit and revise their alteration agreements.

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Simple Steps to Avoid Co-op/Condo Board Election Mistakes

Written by Andrew P. Brucker on October 20, 2022

New York City

Once the polls are closed, you could be stuck with elected board members.

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Why Are Most Co-op Alteration Agreements Such a Mess?

Written by William D. McCracken on October 18, 2022

New York City

Co-op boards and their lawyers should clean up unruly rules.

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Facing lost revenue, budgets need to be nimble.

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Bay Terrace co-op president has new megaphone for co-op and condo issues.

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Boards must treat all shareholders equally — even those who lose a window.

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The Growing Pains of a 40-Year-Old Co-op on Central Park West

Written by Bill Morris & Carol J. Ott on September 09, 2022

Upper West Side, Manhattan

These cooperators had to start from scratch back in the 1980s.

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Conflicts of interest are sure to arise if the super is allowed to serve on the board.

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Ask the Experts

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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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