Category: On The Board

Law & Legislation
Local Law 97 and Related Filings

With filings for Local Law 97 and other related energy and environmental regulations looming, many co-op and condo boards may have questions about completing the filings properly and on schedule. While it’s best - crucial, in fact - that yo…

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Law & Legislation
Transparency & Community Governance

Is a condominium -- or any type of common interest community -- a democracy? Do the shareholders in a co-op have the right to access the documents and information their boards use to make decisions? Can they demand to see those documents? T…

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On The Board
Co-op Governance & Transparency

Co-op buildings, as we know, are governed by boards of directors elected by the shareholders of the co-op. Candidates often campaign for a seat on the board, not unlike politicians campaigning for public office. But is a co-op a democracy? …

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Shareholder Relations
Neighbor Noise

Noise is an acknowledged part of urban life - particularly apartment living.  Some of it - traffic, garbage collection, people shouting on the street - is external, and is controlled (theoretically, anyway) by zoning laws and noise ordinanc…

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On The Board
2021 March A Look at Board Powers

When one buys a private single-family home, it’s clear who the king or queen of the castle is: the homeowner. When it comes to condominiums and cooperative apartments, however, the relationship between owner and property is a little more co…

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