Prior to the pandemic and its ensuing shutdown orders, co-op apartment closings would typically occur at the office of the cooperative’s transfer agent, usually the managing agent or more often the cooperative’s legal counsel. All parties would come together in a conference room and the closing would be finalized in a couple of hours or less.» Read More
These ten common construction pitfalls in restaurant build-out could bring you out of the kitchen and into court.
Opening a new restaurant is exciting. When you find a space that’s “perfect,” you want to jump in and get moving on the build-out.» Read More
This blog post is a brief summary of the current status of the Housing Court in New York City and how that may affect the ability of cooperatives to collect maintenance from shareholders and rent revenue from commercial tenants for the balance of this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.» Read More
While the death of a shareholder is a serious issue for boards of directors and their managing agents, the current COVID-19 crisis has greatly heightened the issue and this blog post is a brief outline of issues arising from the death of a shareholder and actions the cooperative can and should take.» Read More
While not the intended target of the recently passed Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act of 2019 (the “Act”) Part M of the act contains a number of provisions that adversely affect how cooperatives review and approve potential shareholders.
Among the many legal changes that were incorporated into the Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act (HSTPA) of 2019, are a series of new rules affecting the collection of security deposits and advance rent payments made by residential tenants. The new rules do not apply to commercial tenancies.» Read More
A common problem plaguing condominium boards is how to motivate delinquent unit owners to pay the arrears in their common charges.
When unit owners fall behind on their common charge obligations, the shortfall could mean that the condominium has trouble meeting its operating expenses.» Read More
On September 13, 2019, the New York City Department of Buildings (DOB) adopted a new Section 103-10 to Title 1 of the Rules of New York City, regarding the periodic inspection of gas piping systems.
Inspections must be completed by a New York City Licensed Master Plumber, or an individual working under a Licensed Master Plumber, who is satisfactory to the DOB.» Read More