If a neighbor places an A/C unit in the common are of a condominium building without notice to others, how can we have him remove it?

A neighbor is violating the by-laws of the condominium building we live in by placing a central A/C unit in the common area next to my window. It is noisy and I cannot sleep with my windows open. What steps can I take to have him remove it? Management already sent the neighbor a letter stating that they must remove it because it was put in without notice. However, the neighbor is not removing it.

Asked on July 23, 2012 under Real Estate Law, New York


M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

The the management - or the Condo Board may also have the right - has to bring an action based upon the by paws, which are a contract that must be abided by.  Just make sure that notice, etc., was properly given by management and then the Board as required in the by-laws.  Good luck.

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