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Property Q&A in 10031 : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Jan 31, 2017
Michellechambers11 asked:
Hudson River & New Jersey View; at Riverside Park & Riverbank State Park Sports Complex; Multiple Transportation Access; Columbia University & City University
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Mon Jul 15, 2013
Adina Greenberg answered:
You already know you are responsible for the damage. Is there a way you can negotiate a price with management to make repairs? Most managements have contractors they work with.
If they are not helpful, I would ask a quote from a few contractors or handyman, depending of the damage, and ask your downstairs neighbors to cooperate with the contractor of your choice and have it fixed.
That way, you show your neighbors you take responsibility of a mistake anyone could have made.
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Sun Jun 20, 2010
Anna M Brocco answered:
Not knowing all the details, documentation, etc.,--you may wish to consult with an attorney who specializes in Trust and Estates, and see exactly what options you may have.
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Thu Jun 17, 2010
Anna M Brocco answered:
If you are referring to an empty unit, you can always try asking a neighbor(s)--as already stated, unfortunately lists don't really exists and not always easy to find an owner.
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Tue Dec 22, 2009
Semerun answered:
Adina gave a solid answer- however reading between the lines brings about a question and answer that was not posed, but extremely relevant. Inflation is alive and well in select areas- many of which will directly impact your maintenance. In the last few years energy costs have skyrocketed. Water rates and Property taxes have too. These 3 factors alone could easily send your maintenance costs up 20-30% if your building didn't account for these increases in the last few years. Want to keep your increases lower, then Conserve energy (keep the heat lower), minimize your use of water, and convince the other shareholders to do the same. There may be other ways for the board to cut costs too- but it's not easy. As Adina recommended- check the expense report- perhaps your building has had other expenses that justified this large increase. I doubt the members of the board (who would be your neighbors) wanted to pay this large of an increase either. ... more
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Sat Mar 21, 2009
Steve answered:
The worst place to get information is from the people who live there, the proprietary lease is the authority for each individual coop, check for any amendments that might have been passed over the years. ... more
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