Frequently Asked Questions:

  1. I have a maintenance problem that needs to be addressed. What do I do?

  2. I have submitted a Work Order and I talked to the Manager/Superintendent and the matter has not been settled to my satisfaction. What do I do?

  3. How do I rent a storage bin, a garage space, and/or the recreation room?

  4. If I am having trouble with my intercom, and I have DSL, what should I do?

  5. If I decide to initially subscribe to, or later switch my phone service to Optimum Voice (Cablevision), what should I do?

  6. Would I still be able to use the intercom without a home phone?

  7. How can I add a person's name to my stock certificate?

  8. Can I set up a trust that includes an apartment I own?

  9. May I own two or more apartments at once?

  10. How do I sell my apartment?

I have a maintenance problem that needs to be addressed. What do I do?

A work order must be submitted. If you don't submit a work order, your matter may not be addressed in a timely manner. You can submit a work order online. As an alternative, you can submit it in writing by going to the basement of your building and dropping it in the Work Order box. If it is an emergency, find the appropriate phone number on the Contact Us page.



I have submitted a Work Order and I talked to the Manager/Superintendent and the matter has not been settled to my satisfaction. What do I do?

Every effort is given to respond to your needs in a timely manner. If you feel you've given the staff at Brigham 4 enough time to respond, you can try contacting them again. If this method is not satisfactory to you, try one or more of the following methods:

  Look at the Contact Us page for other remedies,
  Contact the Board of Directors directly,
  Leave a written message to the Board by going to the basement of your building and dropping it in the Work Order box,
  Leave a written message in the mail box on the Board room door at 2211 Bragg St., or
  Mail your written message to the Board of Directors at 2211 Bragg St., Brooklyn, NY 11229



How do I rent a storage bin, a garage space, and/or the recreation room?

The Administrative Committee handles such matters. You can contact them on these mattters by submitting a request. If this method is not satisfactory to you, try one or more of the following methods:

  Contact the Board of Directors directly,
  Leave a written message to the Board by going to the basement of your building and dropping it in the Work Order box,
  Leave a written message in the mail box on the Board room door at 2211 Bragg St., or
  Mail your written message to the Board of Directors, Administraive Comittee at 2211 Bragg St., Brooklyn, NY 11229



If I am having trouble with my intercom, and I have DSL, what should I do?

Please see the Intercom/Cablevision//DSL Notice (4/2/08). If you have any further questions on this, contact the Manager or look on the Contact Us page.



If I decide to initially subscribe to, or later switch my phone service to Optimum Voice (Cablevision), what should I do?

Please see the Intercom/Cablevision//DSL Notice (4/2/08). If you have any further questions on this, contact the Manager or look on the Contact Us page.



Would I still be able to use the intercom without a home phone?

You would need to leave 1 (or more, if you prefer) hard wired phone(s) connected to your existing phone line, which would still work as usual just for intercom use, even though you would not have a home phone service, no dial tone and you would not be able to receive or make regular phone calls from that phone(s). The intercom feed is connected to your basement phone terminal and the lines going up from there into your apt., enabling any phones connected to those lines to function as a telephone entry intercom phone, independent of a live dial tone service.



How can I add a person's name to my stock certificate?

If your reason for this is to assure that person's future inheritance of your shares, then you can most easily accomplish that by having a will that bequeaths your shares to that person. There is no need to add a person if this is your intention.

If you still feel a need to add a person, then ALL of the following requirements must be met to add another person to your stock certificate:

  A maximum of two people may be on any stock certificate. If you have a spouse and he/she is living with you at your Brigham Park Section 4 apartment, then the second name on your stock certificate may only be your spouse.
  The proposed person must have actually been residing with you in your Brigham Park Section 4 apartment and that apartment must have continuously been his primary residence for at least one year.
  The proposed person must intend continuing residence at your Brigham Park Section 4 apartment for the forseeable future.
  The proposed person must be approved by the Administrative Committee. The Administrative Committee will guide you on what you need for their approval. Such approval may require some or all of the following.
       You and the proposed person meet with the Administrative Committee. The Administrative Committee's meeting schedule is posted on the lobby bulletin board of your building each month, as well as on Brigham 4's web site.
       An application completed by the proposed person and submitted to the Administrative Committee
       Financial and other personal information that may be required by the Administrative Committee
       Your Stock Certificate and Occupancy Agreement
       Documented evidence of the proposed person's residency in your Brigham Park Section 4 apartment to the satisfaction of the Administrative Committee



Can I set up a trust that includes an apartment I own?

This is not allowed.



 

May I own two or more apartments at once?

Brigham 4 apartments are not meant for investment property. Your apartment must be your primary residence. You cannot have two primary residences, so this is not allowed. If you are moving from one apartment to another, both within Brigham 4, you may be allowed to temporarily own two apartments if you obtain permission from the Board of Directors. If you temporarily own two apartments at Brigham 4, you will not be allowed more than one shareholder vote during this time.



 

How do I sell my apartment?

You may find potential buyers from any source you choose. Examples include:

  Newspaper ads
  Real estate brokers
  Brigham 4's web site
  Bulletin boards in our laundry rooms
  Word of mouth
  Fliers
  Internet postings

The following procedures must be followed:

1. Option Waiver Agreement: The selling shareholder must sign an Option Waiver Agreement with the co-op. This can be done at an Administrative Committee meeting in the 2211 Board room. Check your lobby bulletin board or the co-op web site for the schedule of meeting dates and times. If there are two names on your stock certificate, both must be present to sign the Option Waiver Agreement.

2. Preliminary Application: When you find a potential buyer and both parties mutually agree on a price, the potential buyer must request a Preliminary Application from our management office. He must fill out the form completely and accurately, and return the completed form to management. The completed Preliminary Application, which contains unverified information, will be reviewed by the Screening Committee of the co-op board to determine whether it appears that the buyer meets the co-op's criteria. This step is intended for a quick turnaround response.

3. Preliminary Approval: The seller and the buyer will receive a letter from the Screening Committee advising whether or not the buyer is approved to proceed with a full application package. If the buyer is not approved, the seller will have to find a different buyer to sell the apartment. If approved to proceed, the seller and buyer must enter into a formal written contract and the buyer is required to get the full application package from management. The full package must be fully and accurately completed per the instructions, and submitted to management. All information contained in this package will be verified with employers, banks, income tax returns, credit reports, et al.

4. Evaluation: The Screening Committee will then review the completed and verified application package, and the committee will determine whether the buyer meets the co-op's established criteria. If so, the committee will schedule an interview meeting with the buyer.

5. Final Approval: The Screening Committee will make the final decision after the interview and will notify both the seller and buyer by mail. If the buyer is accepted, the co-op's attorney will send a letter to the seller's attorney and the buyer's attorney concerning instructions for scheduling a sale closing. The seller will be required to pay the prevailing option waiver fee at the time of the closing.