Arbitration – Boards and Owners See it through Different Lenses (NY)

/ Owner - December 20, 2020

Many bylaws include an arbitration provision. Something like, any dispute between the Unit Owners and the Condominium shall be submitted to binding arbitration in accordance with the rules of the American Arbitration Association and that the decision in any arbitration shall be binding upon all of the parties thereto and may be entered in any court of appropriate jurisdiction. Complaining unit owners often overlook it and boards may stay away from it. Some argue that an arbitration agreement in the condos governing documents only applies to breaches under the governing documents and not disputes outside the four corners of the documents; however, the usual “any dispute” and “shall be submitted” language in an arbitration provision, is awfully broad and arguably goes beyond the four corners.   Read the article………………………….

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