Co-op and Condo Boards Can Sue to Enforce Social Distancing

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Leni Cummins is quoted in Habitat Magazine on how condo and co-op boards should handle residents who refuse to comply with social-distancing and self-quarantine edicts. Although New York courts are no longer accepting filings on non-essential matters, they will accept emergency applications related to the coronavirus, and a board has the option to sue non-compliant residents.

However, Leni advises against legal action and, instead, recommends that boards require defiant residents to pay “hefty” fines up to $1,000 for violating the building’s policies.

“I find that financial ramifications do curtail most bad behavior,” she said.

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