Compulsive Hoarding by Owners Presents a Challenge for Boards

, New York Law Journal


In their Cooperatives and Condominiums column, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan's Richard Siegler and Eva Talel discuss Collyer's conditions, which can create serious health and safety concerns for an apartment's occupant and neighbors, case law governing a board's ability to terminate a tenancy because of such hoarding, and why a board should first reach out to a responsible friend or relative or a state or city agency when a tenant is discovered to have Collyer's Syndrome.

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