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Can a co-op Board deny a Superintendent to enter the

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Can a co-op Board deny a Superintendent to enter the apartment of a resident shareholder as a guest?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Real Estate Law
Expert:  CalAttorney2 replied 1 year ago.

Co-op boards are given wide latitude in issuing "house rules" to govern the co-op. Unless the rule is one where it is being applied "arbitrarily and capriciously" or "selectively" (so that it is specifically punishing or rewarding a specific shareholder (or small group of shareholders), the rule will probably be upheld.

For a very thorough discussion of this issue, with input from local real estate attorneys, see: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/26/realestate/quirky-building-rules-because-the-board-says-so.html?_r=0

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