New York Public Library Sues Condo Over Access

It’s inevitable. Given all the new construction, renovation, and mandated Local Law 11 facade work taking place in New York City today, every co-op and condo board will eventually be asked to grant access to their building by a neighboring contractor’s crew. The conventional wisdom of lawyers, property managers and engineers is that this is not the time to play hardball; negotiating a reasonable deal, including court-allowed licensing fees, will yield benefits in the future when the board needs to gain access to its neighbor’s property. What goes around comes around. Flouting this advice can be perilous.    Read the article………………

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