Asked and AnsweredDo I have to let the maintenance people in to fix a building system?
Yes. The operative documents for a cooperative or condominum almost always give the management the right to access building systems through apartments, particularly when there is an emergency. Sometimes a building repair that will go on for weeks or months will impact only a few apartments. When that happens, it can be quite stressful for those unit owners who have to suffer through the process for the benefit of all the unit owners. When a major building repair requires repeated access to an apartment, the unit owner needs to coordinate the schedule with the managing agent, so that the repair is completed in a reasonable manner and without damage to the unit that is affected.