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Wrestling Over What's "Reasonable"
WHAT DOES IT mean when a co-op's proprietary lease or a condo's bylaws state that "consent shall not be unreasonably withheld"?
United States
6 Dec 2018
Who Can Go Out On The Roof?
Outdoor space is a coveted commodity in New York City, and some people look for any way to assert that the area outside their apartment is for their exclusive use.
United States
26 Nov 2018
"Roof Use ... Or Abuse?"
OUTDOOR SPACE is perhaps the most valuable commodity in New York City.
United States
4 Oct 2018
The Son Also Inherits
When a shareholder dies, most proprietary leases contain a provision allowing an assignment of the shares and lease to a financially responsible member of the deceased's family.
United States
5 Apr 2018
House Rules – What Boards Can (And Can't) Do
Are there limits to co-op and condo boards' authority to develop or revise house rules? That was the central question the court faced in Olszewski v. Cannon Point Association Inc.
United States
6 Feb 2018
A Change Of Mind
What happens if a co-op board approves construction in or outside of an apartment – and then changes its mind?
United States
30 Aug 2017
The Sins Of The Father
Can you be booted out of your apartment for a crime you didn't commit? You've lived in your co-op for almost a decade. Without warning, the board announces it plans to evict you. The reason?
United States
10 Aug 2017
Real Estate In The Crosshairs: Congressional Calls To Step Up Scrutiny Of Foreign Investment
In January of 2017, the GAO released a report highlighting the risk of espionage, cyber-attack, and money laundering that could arise when high-security federal tenants lease space in buildings...
United States
2 Jun 2017
"When An Artist-In-Residence Is Not An Artist"
The apartments in those buildings are "joint living-working quarters for artists."
United States
10 May 2017
Community Land Trusts 101
Spurred by strong community support for permanent affordability, interest in community land trusts ("CLTs") has been growing at a rapid pace.
United States
3 May 2017
"Reasonable Accommodations"
What happens when a board questions the good faith of an apartment owner's request for a "reasonable accommodation"?
United States
2 Feb 2017
The Meaning Of "And"
At some point, almost every cooperative board asks about the proprietary lease's "use clause." When it says the apartment can be used as a private dwelling by the lessee and the lessee's family, does that mean that both the lessee and the family must live there simultaneously?
United States
23 Jan 2017
Floor Price vs. Board Price
Can a cooperative's board of directors reject a sale because it believes the purchase price is too low? Can it set a price below which an apartment cannot be sold?
United States
5 Dec 2016
For City-Supervised Mitchell-Lama Cooperatives Thinking About Privatization: Think Again
As of August 15, 2016, there are 20 City-Supervised Mitchell-Lama Cooperatives that are eligible to voluntarily dissolve and become either a market-rate cooperative or condominium.
United States
17 Aug 2016
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