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Condo Boards and Managers Beware: Ignoring Complaints of Rule Violations Lands You in Court (NY)

/ Owner - March 21, 2024

A brand new Appellate Court decision underscores condo boards’ duty to act in good faith when residents report violations of building rules and regulations. In the case of Bacharach v. Board of Managers of the Brooks-Van Horn Condominium, the board faced legal action after years of alleged inaction regarding excessive noise complaints. The New York Court which oversees the trial courts in Manhattan and the Bronx, refused to dismiss the case against the board and clarified that property managers and condo boards cannot merely leave it to owners to address their own owner-to-owner complaints and the board has to act in good faith when receiving a complaint that an owner if violating the rules.    Read the article…………………………….

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