One of the most common reasons why boards refuse condominiums and condominiums is “wet on dry construction,” such as building a bathroom or kitchen through a living room or non-sanitary area. Cholst says this type of construction increases the risk of water damage to nearby apartments. “The standard rebny agreement is very comprehensive,” says Paul Brensilber, President of Jordan Cooper Associates. “But some of my buildings pay lawyers to design their own single agreement. They tend to do so if they want to impose overtime penalties as part of a renovation project.¬†However, says Cholst, while a rationale is needed to reject the amendment plans, there is a “very low level” of argument that is required of thinkers to reject a plan. No one likes a neighbour having a renovation project that lasts for months, especially if renovations can cause damage to their own home. Fortunately, most buildings have a mechanism to remedy this: the amendment agreement. “Normally, the board has already prepared a general amendment agreement from its lawyer, which will have a start and end date for projects and hours,” Mazel explains. “Because when someone renovates a house, people don`t care how long it takes. But if it`s an apartment and the renovation takes six months, it`s not just for the neighbors.¬†As soon as a deadline is set by an amendment agreement, the project should be as close as possible to the timetable set out in the agreement. However, if a project is longer than expected, shareholders can request an extension of the agreement. “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.” 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. 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. Minor changes that do not affect the structure of the building are generally not subject to approval of the amendment agreement. “For homeowners, if in doubt, you submit an amending contract so you don`t have to make calculations with fines, penalties or the return to work,” he says. REBNY`s current 11-point amending agreement contains a 22-point checklist. The goal is to be both complete and fast. “Renovation work has increased,” says Pinsky. “The longer the approval process, the more crazy people go.” Mazel says modification agreements are usually necessary for major renovations that could alter the structure of the building.

The REBNY agreement, initially in the 1990s, is currently under regular review. “It`s good to update it from time to time,” says Angela Pinsky, VICE President of Management Services at REBNY.