Brooklyn, NY asked in Real Estate Law and Construction Law for New York

Q: Coop board wants me to fix a patio that I had installed that they claim is pooling water into the stoop. Do I have to?

Approximately 6 years ago I had a patio installed that was built on a tilt towards my stoop. The board approved the patio being built (although neither I nor the board knew about the angle.). However the board claims that my patio causes water to pool on the stoop which is false because water pooled before my patio was installed and if the stoop were level the water still wouldn't pool. What can I do to prove that it is the stoop being slightly concave that is the issue and not my patio?

1 Lawyer Answer
Michael David Siegel
Michael David Siegel
  • New York, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: Hire an engineer or architect to state that fact. Submit formal report to board.

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