Posted by EGH on November 13, 2000 at 19:20:05:
In Reply to: Your question was asked an answered ... what more do you want ? posted by Ken on November 13, 2000 at 18:26:05:
The tenant(shareholder?) did not state that he was a rent controlled
tenant; he said (ambiguously) that they have rent controlled tenants
in the building. Chelsea asked for clarification: is the original
questioner rent controlled or a tenant shareholder? I see no response
yet to that question.
In any event, it's irrelevant. A co-op can screen who works in the
building, whether for a tenant shareholder or for a rental tenant.
At the very least it should make sure that contractors have
The questioner may have in mind one difference between tenant
shareholders and rental tenants: tenant shareholders often have
to pay for the repairs, while the landlord is generally responsible
for repairing a rental tenant's apartment. For that reason,
tenant shareholders usually select contractors for their apartments,
while landlords select those for their rental tenants. Either way,
a coop can reserve the right to approve the selection.
: You asked if your coop could require that a licensed tradesman do repairs in your apartment, and I told you the answer. You may not like the answer, but I gave you the facts ... take it up with your coop board if you have a problem, not here.
: It is not my business what rent you pay, you are the one who brought that up. Yes I do "judge" you to be a cheapskate since you want to welch on hiring a licensed tradesman, especially given your artifically low rent. But again, that is a matter between you, the tradesman, and your coop board, no need for you to bring that up here.
: : WHat business is it of yours is it what kind of rent someone is paying? How dare you judge anybody for their living circumstance....just answer the questions and leave the abuse out of it if you please...
: : Had a bad day??? take it out somewhere else!
: : Will
: : : Your "lovely" coop board is absolutely free to impose any rules it wants. If you don't like them, as a shareholder you have the right to vote your shares in the annual board election for any candidate you want (persuant to the co-ops bylaws and your proprietary lease). Yes, co-ops can be much more of a pain than condos.
: : : Virtually all coops and condos require that only licensed, insured tradespeople work in the building. Some go a lot further (way too far) in terms of approving work to be done.
: : : You mentioned that you are rent controlled. If thats the case you probably pay less than $200 a month for an apartment while your neighbors took out loans and pay over $1000 for apartments like yours. Somehow I bet you can scrape together the money to hire a bonded trademan.
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