Posted by Blue Zephyr on December 27, 2001 at 22:50:50:
In Reply to: unusual co-op problem posted by Ivette on December 27, 2001 at 10:55:50:
Notifying you that your sister is in violation of her properitary lease is not "harrassment" - its a kindly gesture, because the coop could just move to evict with no words whatsoever. And the fact you moved some time ago due to a fire is of absolutely no relevance whatsoever.
Coops often have rules about occupancy by non-shareholders. And if there is a subsidy involved, there is almost certainly an occupancy requirement for your sister. Since these subsidy programs are paid for with OUR tax dollars and since there is often a waiting list to get such an apartment, I have no patience for people who abuse the system as your sister has. Trying to fight the coop's rules will almost certainly be a losing battle. The best thing you can do is look aggressively for an apartment now, and also put an application in for such a coop yourself if thats what you want. Or perhaps your sister is willing to sell her share to you?
If you choose to follow the advice of the idiots who suggest you fight this, then I hope you have a lot of time on your hands, and a lot of money. Because it will cost you both, and chances are you will still have to leave. If you seriously want to stay, look into lawful ways of acquiring ownership from your sister or apply for your own coop.
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