Can you give me advice or suggestion or input in following scenario.
Client is coop unit owner. She replaced a rotten small kitchen cabinet located under the sink with new one with her own carpenter after waiting for more than seven months to get it done through management and super of the coop. At first, the coop management agent recommended its own contractor to do the job. The contractor backed off on the day he was supposed to do the job saying the price agreed with client was too low and wanted double the price. client refused to pay since it is too expensive.The super and management was aware of the situation. Client also asked the super and management to do the installment by e mail and by person. They either ignored the request or gave excuse of being busy. Eventually, client used her own contractor and replaced the cabinet. Now client received notice of defaults under proprietary lease. I represented this client when she bought this unit and she came to ask me to help her. I am prepared to respond to this default with defense of unreasonably withholding the consent and this is more like maintenance than alteration or renovation or improvement.
Any input, suggestions or advice will be highly appreciated.
Patrick Wang, Esq.
New York NY 10007-3643