Security Locks and Aesthetics

March 31, 2011 – Media Mention
The New York Times
Douglas Heller answers a reader's question in the Sunday real estate Q&A column by noting that under the state’s Multiple Dwelling Law residents, including co-op shareholders, are entitled to install a second lock on the door to their unit. The reader wondered whether the board could insist that she and her neighbors remove all but one lock per unit, and Doug opines that notwithstanding the business judgment rule -- which generally gives co-op and condo boards latitutde and discretion in making rules -- the residents probably can insist on second locks.