Category: Q&A

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Legal Q&A

Neighbor’s Secondhand Smoke Q. I live in a condo and my neighbor downstairs from me is constantly smoking. I brought it to the attention of management and nothing has been done. What are my options as an owner: do I bring legal action agai…

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Summer Q&A: No Election

Q. My HOA board has not had an election in 10 years! They keep reappointing themselves and appointing their friends to the board when there is a vacancy. Is this legal? How can this abuse of power by my HOA be stopped?                   …

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Disease & Disclosure

Q. If a resident in our building tests positive for COVID-19, or is self-quarantined, should we tell the other residents and staff? A. According to Manhattan-based law firm Armstrong Teasdale, "Residents should be notified if the board or …

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2020 spr Q&A: Persistent Roof Leak

Q. My co-op board and property management company have failed to correct a roof leak which filters to my top floor apartment for eight months. I believe the failure to be the result of low-cost repair/patchwork attempts rather than compre…

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2020 spr Q&A: Board Won’t Fix the Elevator

Q. My family and I live in a 6-story condominium. We own the top two floors (5 & 6), which amounts to 22% of the building. The elevator has been out of service for two months. The board members seem to be in no hurry to get it fixed (they…

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2020 spr Q&A: Dealing with a Disruptive Tenant

Q. I have written several complaint letters to the board and the managing agent regarding a noisy neighbor. They did send a letter to the shareholders about a year ago, but the problem persists, and although I continue to write letters, n…

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2019 Winter Q&A: Using Association Members to Do Contractor Work

Q. Our board president said that her husband was qualified to perform gutter and minor roof repair at our community, and would do the work for free. He is not licensed or insured, yet the other board members agreed to use her husband to a…

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2019 October Q&A: Save Our Super

Q. Our super was hired six months ago. He’s a hard worker and all the tenants like him. But the president of the board fired him three days before his six-month probation period was up. The tenants requested a special meeting to find out …

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2019 October Q&A: Elevator Maintenance Charges

Q. Ours is a 96-unit multi-unit building with 12 tiers of eight condominium units per tier. There are two units on each floor in each tier. Each tier has an elevator that serves the second, third and fourth floor units and there is an ele…

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2019 October Q&A: Setting Up a Charter for a Master Association

Q. I am president of a master association with 16 homeowner associations. Recently, our new attorney recommended creating charters for our master association and the advisory committees. What are the advantages of this over just creating …

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