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Use Six Arguments to Beat Sanitation Violations

One big headache for many owners is getting hit with violations from the city’s Department of Sanitation (DOS). These violations include not keeping the sidewalk in front of your building clean, not sweeping 18 inches into the street, and not properly maintaining garbage receptacles. And now that DOS has raised the minimum base fine for  Full Article…

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Appellate Division Rules on Commercial Leasing

When Sympathy Trumps Contractual Rights By Adam Leitman Bailey January 2012 Many times, cooperatives and condominiums have commercial retail spaces connected to or below their building. These are immensely valuable as a result of the income generated by these stores and restaurants. Ergo, the importance of a new decision from the Appellate Division. Two decades  Full Article…

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“Dangerous Dogs,” The Cooperator

By Adam Leitman Bailey Q. I live in a 60 apartment co-op building. There are four tenants/shareholders who own dogs. Three have dogs that are well behaved, liked by just about everyone, and have never been a problem. The fourth, however, has two vicious dogs that have attacked individuals, and in one case bit a  Full Article…

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Can Co-ops Allow Roommates?

Can Co-ops Allow Roommates? Q:I live in a self-managed co-op and we are getting conflicting information about whether co-ops can disallow roommates or not. We’ve heard that the board of directors has absolute decision making power over whether or not to allow roommates to move into a co-op. Others say it should be voted on  Full Article…

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Q & A: Dealing with Deadbeats, The New York Times

By Adam Leitman Bailey Q. I am the president of a 29-unit condo near Pennsylvania Station. The owners of one apartment have not paid their common charges for five years. They refuse to respond to any correspondence we send. The apartment is rented to tenants who claim they have no contact with the owners; they  Full Article…

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