I just bought a co-op, and want to make some changes to my apartment. (Painting, adding a new toilet, changing the bathroom tile, etc.). How do I know which kind of updates I need the board's blessing for, and which ones I don't?
While certain cosmetic upgrades like painting may not require board permission, policies vary depending on the building, and it's wise to check in with the management before moving forward with the kind of plans you describe, say our experts.
"Don’t think that just because you’ve paid dearly for your co-op apartment, you can make changes to your home as you wish without checking with the board," says Compass agent Shirley Hackel. "Alteration guidelines vary from buil... Read More