Topic: ISO: Coop Lawyer to deal with tenant issue and breaking lease
ISO: Coop Lawyer to deal with tenant issue and breaking lease
We live in a small coop ( 3 unit). One of the owners of the coop has broken the bulding by-laws, this has gone on for years. The apartment in question is not owner occupied and the tenant is a hoarder and the apartment is a health hazard. We are denied access, and all negotiations are problematic.
We would prefer the owner to deal with the situation, but they do not. Therefore I am seeking legal advice. I think we may have a case as the owner has violated the terms of the lease / by-laws.
The existing coop lawyer is completely unresponsive to all my calls and emails, and I think we need to seek a new one. We adopted this situation when we bought into the coop a few years ago.
Does anyone know a good, trustworthy, patient lawyer that can help us through this tricky process. It is a little delicate as I did not want to have to take on the problem, but we can not live with this violation any longer as it is unsafe for the building.