New York Property Management Company Goes To the Dogs

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A New York City property management company now arranges canine interviews for a co-op that they manage.

Getting Ready For A "Rough" Interview

"The only problem," said Eisenstein, "is that if the dog thinks he's going to get evicted, the office is going to wind up with a very wet, dirty carpet."

EK Realty, LLC, a New York property management company is now giving the dogs their chance to voice their own opinions at a Fourth Avenue Brooklyn, N.Y. Co-op. The co-op board of directors has recently established a revised “house rules” and conditions for dogs and their owners. Along with weight requirements, fees, license, and vaccination records, there is now an interview process involved, as per the co-op board.

According to a May 19, 2010 letter, shareholders and tenants that wish to own dogs are informed that while they may still continue to do so, both they AND their dog must undergo an interview before a final approval. It is no longer enough for a dog's owner to vouch for them; the co-op board wants to hear it straight from the dogs themselves. Perhaps it is about time the pets are able to speak for themselves.

Owners, Jacob Eisenstein and Moshe Katzenstein are both in compliance with the board's decision. While they both have their concerns about these upcoming dog interviews, they also seem to have a sense of humor about both the new rules and the interview process.

"The only problem," said Eisenstein, "is that if the dog thinks he's going to get evicted, the office is going to wind up with a very wet, dirty carpet."

While it is true, there are well behaved and misbehaved pets in every neighborhood or building, the same also goes for the pet owners and other tenants, even those without pets.

Katzenstein noted that the dog’s behavior in the building doesn't bother him. "We have some human tenants that don't compare with the civility of the dogs. Actually, they are usually very well behaved. I mean the dogs."

EK Realty, LLC has been doing property management for co-ops, condos, hi-rises and brownstones in N.Y.C since 1997 and are not newcomers to odd codes and regulations. They are in compliance with the board decision to interview both the owners and their dogs in order for tenancy approval. For more information on this new development, contact the EK Realty, LLC New York City property management office at 939 Eighth Avenue, Suite 301, New York, N.Y. 10019. For further information on the EK Realty LLC Property Management Company, visit their website at http://www.ekrealestatemanagementny.com .

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