“Residents should be able to do their own work if they are practical,” says Sacks. “But not if they endanger their neighbors, themselves or the property. The amendment agreements protect everyone and must keep the building safe. “The courts have been very tough on advice – as soon as they make a change [agree], you`re there,” he says. “If the board says “yes,” the tablet and the neighbors cling to the state.” Condominium leases give boards of directors much more leeway because boards of directors can reject a formal fairness amendment. However, the chambers must act quickly to make a decision. Cholst points out that most of the statutes indicate that if the board of directors does not take action on a project within 30 days of its filing, shareholders may consider that the project has been approved. For large projects, boards of directors may refuse construction for a variety of reasons. There are different types of renovations that can be done in housing, some of which fall under the category of a modifiable contract, and others that do not. Minor changes that do not affect the structure of the building are generally not subject to approval of the amendment agreement. The pioneering case of Levandusky vs. One Fifth Avenue Apartment Corp.
put the smackdown on Levandusky (the chairman of the board of directors… uh oh) when he tried to move a steam lift into a kitchen renovation. The board of directors accepted his plans, but after they became aware of the riser, they did not say anything. Years later, the courts ruled that the “business judgment” rule not only allowed the board of directors to protect its business by not allowing team renovations, but also by transferring the burden of proof from the board of directors to the shareholder. Rules: Can the board of directors adopt rules that cover all aspects of your home? These are known as “house rules” and to enter the building, all potential buyers must sign a copy indicating that they have read them. If the House adopts a rule, it is fairly untouchable by the courts, unless it violates your rights, so you are prepared to bring them to justice. (Not advised, by the way, as we have often seen.) However, if anything (for example. B the right to sublet your apartment) is stipulated in the landlord lease, the council cannot simply say no. You are not above the law.