New York's Cooperative and Condominium Community

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NYC co-ops and condos face legal and financial challenges that have to be solved. Whether it's a question of how to raise more money, how to deal with angry owners, or the best ways to work with a building's accountant or lawyer, co-op and condo board directors have to make decisions. The collection of articles here will help your co-op or condo board navigate these waters.

Group led by NCB proposes converting vacant office space into 20,000 affordable co-ops.

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Resolving Conflicts over Cost Allocation in Condominiums with Commercial Units

Written by Peter Moulinos, Managing Partner, Moulinos & Associates on April 11, 2024

New York City

A dispute can arise when a commercial unit-owner is asked to pay an assessment or common charges for an expense that is unrelated to their unit, which can be resolved through the governing documents, amendment of the bylaws, and professional opinions.

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High-end co-ops and condos likely to be big losers if property tax reform comes.

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A ruling from the state's highest court has made it more likely that the city will be forced to make changes to its property tax system.

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New York City's overdue property taxes are at their highest level ever — $880 million — with single-family and condo owners making up a third of delinquencies.

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Mayor Eric Adams wants to life restrictions on building density and add affordable units.

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How to Address Resident Hoarding in Co-Op and Condo Boards: Strategies for Safety

Written by Jennine Cullen, Associate Attorney, Taylor, Eldridge & Endres on March 28, 2024

New York City

A board of a co-op or condo must first document the situation, seek emergency orders from the courts, and appoint a guardian to help facilitate a hoarding situation.

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Addressing the Hard Insurance Market: Strategies for Boards

Written by Ken Jacobs, Partner, Smith Buss & Jacobs on March 21, 2024

New York City

Boards are exploring ways to reduce liability and safeguard their communities, including shifting liability from the board to unit owners, requiring unit owners to carry insurance, and conducting proactive maintenance and safety checks.

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Co-op and Condo Boards Face Challenges Accommodating Emotional Support Animals

Written by Carl Finger, Principal, Finger & Finger on March 14, 2024

Emotional support animals are protected under the Fair Housing Act and Americans with Disabilities Act, and boards should establish clear policies outlining the documentation required for ESA requests, while also ensuring prompt responses to requests and leveraging existing bylaws and lease agreements to enforce rules and regulations.

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Affordability is the goal for condo unit-owners in Battery Park City.

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Ask the Experts

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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

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