The New York Times “Ask Real Estate” column features commentary from Debra J. Guzov, discussing a Brooklyn co-op resident who is dealing with lingering decomposition odors in their apartment after two of their neighbors passed away in an adjoining unit.
In the article, “When a Neighbor Dies Unattended, How Should the Building Handle It?” Guzov explains that co-op boards have a duty to send a professional cleaning company into the affected unit to property disinfect it. The circumstances, she added, warrant a particular type of cleaning beyond what would be done on a regular basis.
Guzov works with co-op boards, owners, and managing agents in hundreds of buildings throughout New York City. If you require assistance with your rights as a shareholder or owner or general counseling regarding your co-op or condominium, contact Guzov, LLC for a consultation.