New York Law Journal
"Access to Enter an Adjoining Property: Must a License Fee Be Paid?"
Co-op and condominium buildings regularly undertake repairs to comply with laws and maintain their building. Developers seek to maximize the square footage of new construction. Both frequently require an owner to enter on to a neighbor's property. All is well if neighbors agree on the conditions for entry, but what happens when neighbors cannot agree?
This column offers guidance to co-op and condominium boards and managers that seek to enter adjoining property or have neighbors who seek to enter their property and discusses new appellate case law which impacts on these issues.