Category: Q&A

Q&A Q&A: Repurposing Common Space Without Owner Approval
Winter 2020 Q&A: Repurposing Common Space Without Owner Approval

Q. My condo board, against the rules that require a vote to change the use of common property, is now using our paddle board court to store large equipment like pressure washers, etc. I asked about it at the annual meeting and they told m…

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Q&A Secondhand Smoke Complaints
Secondhand Smoke Complaints

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 against the management, or do I t…

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Q&A Q&A: Neighbor’s Secondhand Smoke
Fall 20 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 against the management or do I …

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Q&A Legal Q&A
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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Q&A Q&A: No Election
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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Q&A Disease & Disclosure
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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Q&A Q&A: Persistent Roof Leak
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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Q&A Q&A: Board Won’t Fix the Elevator
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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Q&A Q&A: Dealing with a Disruptive Tenant
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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Q&A Q&A: Using Association Members to Do Contractor Work
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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