my managing agent will not take advantage of a property tax abatement offered by new york city

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my managing agent will not take advantage of a property tax abatement offered by new york city

nyc offers a property tax abatement, my managing agent has not applied for it 2006-2009. They first sid they didn’t know of any such abatement, so i sent them the information last year. They still haven’t done anything…do i have any recourse

Asked on June 28, 2009 under Real Estate Law, New York

Answers:

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

Answered 12 years ago | Contributor

First, is this a condo or coop? Is this building in NYC?  What type of tax abatement?  NYC offers many different types of abatements.  The reason that I ask is that you may have the answer to your question in your by-laws.  I think that you are asking what can you do if you believe that the managing agent is mis-managing the building in some way that is causing financial harm?  If you believe that the abatement is significant then look at what means you have to remove and replace the managing agent. Coop or condo meetings are a great place to voice your concern and bring up the abatement.  Also, look in the information you sent.  Does it say that the managing agent must apply or can a member of the coop or condo board do so? Little things can be done to rally your fellow apartment dwellers to "prompt" the managing agent in to action.      


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