New York's Cooperative and Condominium Community

Habitat Magazine Insider Guide



Conflict Over House Rules

Braun v. 941 Park Avenue

The conflict between the residents of two adjacent units in a Park avenue cooperative, both of which had main entryways that open onto a shared vestibule, presented a unique problem for the cooperative’s board to resolve.


"Sometimes ego and expenditure far outweigh common sense in co-op litigation, and that’s when it’s time to review your house rules. You should consider whether targeted house rules are appropriate; whether you should unshackle the requirements of reasonableness in your house rules; and whether you should require prospective purchasers to formally acknowledge the receipt and reading of the house rules. All this falls within the category of best practices that can help avoid lawsuits in the future."

To read the full lecture, visit:

Subscriber Login

Ask the Experts

learn more

Learn all the basics of NYC co-op and condo management, with straight talk from heavy hitters in the field of co-op or condo apartments

Professionals in some of the key fields of co-op and condo board governance and building management answer common questions in their areas of expertise

Source Guide

see the guide

Looking for a vendor?