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When Making Rules, Boards Need to Know Their Limits

Written by Victor M. Metsch on May 31, 2018


Governing documents form a contract that cannot be breached.

Challenges have provided some relief, but major reform is needed.

By buying the land it sits on, co-op secures its future.

A co-op’s proprietary lease grants – and limits – a board’s power to fine.

Co-op and condo boards need a protective policy right now.

Farsighted co-op board goes green without making shareholders see red.

A Co-op's Basement Goes From Mess to Amenity

Written by Bill Morris on March 14, 2018

Rego Park, Queens

Spring cleaning takes on new meaning at this Queens co-op.

Human Rights Commission orders removal of offensive posters.

Co-op Conquers Floods and Cracked Sidewalks

Written by Adam Janos on February 14, 2018

Whitestone, Queens

The board at Le Havre co-op in Queens fixed water-induced problems without draining shareholders' wallets.

Unit-owners sue board and manager over retaliation, propaganda, fees.

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