As stated in the Proprietary Lease, shareholders bear full responsibility for the maintenance of the interior of their apartments. Generally, the shareholder is responsible for everything within the apartment while the Corporation is responsible for repairs to building systems within interior walls. The Corporation will repair walls broken to repair building systems and will prime repaired areas with one coat of paint. Only building standard tiles will be replaced at Corporation expense over repaired areas. Shareholders are responsible for electrical wiring and conduits from junction boxes at risers into and throughout their apartment unit.
We urge every resident to carry adequate insurance on his/her apartment, its fixtures, furnishings and personal possessions. Shareholders may also be responsible for damage to other apartments caused by leakage from any plumbing, basin or other fixture in their apartments.
ACCESS TO APARTMENTS:
The Corporation must have access to every apartment in the event of an emergency. Residents may leave a full set of keys with the Superintendent. These keys will be kept in a locked box. They will be used only in the event of an emergency. A resident failing to provide a key will be subject to any expense incurred in the course of gaining entry to his apartment in the event of an emergency.
New York City law requires smoke detectors in all residential apartments. The maintenance of smoke detectors in each apartment is the responsibility of the resident. Detectors should be tested monthly and batteries changed as needed. Only a working smoke detector will protect you and your neighbors from a fire. Never disconnect or remove batteries. IF YOU WISH, THE SUPERINTENDENT WILL PROVIDE AND INSTALL BATTERIES.
AS STATED IN THE PROPRIETARY LEASE, ITEMS BELONGING TO RESIDENTS AND THEIR GUESTS, INCLUDING BICYCLES, BABY CARRIAGES, SHOPPING CARTS, TRUNKS, ETC. MUST NOT BE LEFT IN THE HALLWAYS AS THIS CONSTITUTES A FIRE HAZARD AND IS IN VIOLATION OF THE BUILDING AND FIRE CODES OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK.
Mops and rugs may not be shaken in the hallways or out of windows.
WALLS, WINDOWS AND LEDGES:
It is dangerous and a code violation to place any object on ledges or window sills. Air conditioning units must be installed subject to Board approval specifications and be kept in good working order.
According to New York City Law, residents may not make or allow any disturbing noise in the building or do or permit anything to be done which will interfere with the rights, comfort and quiet enjoyment of other tenants.
Residents may not play musical instruments or operate televisions, radios, tape or phonograph systems loudly between 11:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m.
Washing machines and clothes dryers are not permited in individual apartment units so as not to overburden apartment electricity, and apartment line plumbing. Shareholders are requested to utilize the basement Laundry Room or outside vendors.
SUPERVISION OF PETS:
Pets must be maintained in a clean, sanitary condition. WHEN A PET IS OUTSIDE ITS OWNER’S APARTMENT IT MUST E ON A LEASH, IN A CONTAINER OR HELD BY A PERSON WHO IS CAPABLE OF RESTRAINING IT. NO PETS OF ANY KIND ARE PERMITTED ON THE ROOF. PETS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO ROAM HALLWAYS UNATTENDED.
By law, there is no smoking allowed in the common areas of 215 West 75th Street. This includes the lobby, elevators, hallways and stairwells, and Laundry Room.
CHANGES IN HOUSE RULES:
The foregoing is only a summary of some of the policies found in your Proprietary Lease, which is a legal document. House Rules dealing with other matters, such as move-in/move-out procedures, etc. have been developed with an eye towards maintaining a quality of life aspect compatible to all residents. The Board may amend and alter House Rules as it deems appropriate in the future.
RESOLUTION OF PROBLEMS:
If you have a problem or comment on any aspect of your residency, the proper procedure is to write or telephone the Managing Agent. If you are still not satisfied with the resolution, you should then notify the Board of Directors in writing, explaining the situation fully.
HOW TO HANDLE AN EMERGENCY:
In the event of an emergency such as fire, flood, etc. please notify building staff.
See important phone numbers on Page 5 of this manual.
The Managing Agent has a 24-hour answering service, which will beep a management representative in the event of an emergency at night or on weekends.