A proprietary lease is a binding lease agreement between a shareholder and a cooperative corporation governing the relationship between the parties and the terms of the shareholder’s residency in the building, and more specifically their apartment within the building.
The proprietary lease is a signed lease agreement between a co-op apartment owner and the board of directors of a cooperative corporation which governs the relationship between the two parties and the terms of the co-op apartment owner’s residency in the building.
Keep in mind that because the coop apartment owner is a shareholder with ownership in the cooperative corporation, the entity that actually owns the building, the shareholder is not considered a statutory tenant under NYC’s rent regulation laws.
Rather, the shareholder tenant’s relationship with the cooperative corporation is governed by the proprietary lease as well as New York State business law pertaining to corporations who operate for the benefit of their shareholders.
Remember that co-op apartments are not considered to be real property since the cooperative corporation actually owns the building.
Shareholders receive a stock certificate noting how many co-op shares they own, as well as a proprietary lease which enables them to occupy the apartment they “bought,” effectively in perpetuity.
Difference between the proprietary lease vs co-op by-laws
The co-op’s bylaws dictate how the co-op is organized, managed, how elections are held, indemnifies officers and directors and grants various powers to the co-op.
The proprietary lease on the other hand is more focused on the contractual relationship between each shareholder and the cooperative corporation, and the rights and responsibilities of each party.
Both the co-op bylaws as well as the proprietary lease are considered to be important foundational documents and can usually be found in the original condo or co-op offering plan.
A proprietary lease is important because it permits the shareholder to occupy the apartment that he or she “bought.” Without a proprietary lease, a shareholder only has shares in the cooperative corporation, which doesn’t do the buyer any good if he or she can’t actually reside in the apartment.
The proprietary lease dictates how maintenance charges are levied
The proprietary lease will clarify how and when maintenance should be paid (i.e. typically on the 1st of each month), and also confirms that shareholders are responsible for their pro rata share of any co-op special assessments.
The responsibilities of the coop corporation are spelled out
The proprietary lease will typically state that the co-op is responsible for maintaining the building in good condition, including all common areas such as sidewalks, courts, hallways, cellars, stairways, elevators etc.
It will also specify what utilities are included, such as hot and cold water and heat.
Right of inspection of the corporation’s books by shareholders
The proprietary lease gives shareholders the right to inspect the “full and correct books of account” during reasonable hours at the corporation’s main office. The co-op corporation is typically responsible for providing an annual financial report certified by an independent accountant as well (i.e. audited building financial statements for co-ops and condos).
Everyone has the same lease
The sample proprietary lease we’ve included below states that “each proprietary lease shall be in the form of this lease, unless a variation … is authorized by at least two-thirds of the lessor’s shares.”
In the event that a revised proprietary lease is approved by a majority vote, then all shareholders will get the new lease.
The coop corporation is totally indemnified
As you might imagine from what little you know about co-ops, the coop corporation is totally indemnified from “all liability, loss, damage and expense arising from injury to person or property occasioned by the failure of the lessee to comply with any provision hereof; or due wholly or in part to any act, default or omission of the lessee or of any person dwelling or visiting in the apartment, or by the Lessor, its agents, servants or contractors when acting as agent for the lessee as in this lease provided.”
Breaching the house rules is an act of default
The proprietary lease informs the shareholder that the co-op corporation can alter or amend the co-op house rules, and that the house rules are considered to be part of the proprietary lease since it was given in conjunction with the proprietary lease.
Our sample proprietary lease states that “the lessee hereby covenants to comply with all such house rules and see that they are faithfully observed by the family, guests, employees and subtenants of the lessee. Breach of a house rule shall be a default under this lease.”
Odor and Noises
Our sample proprietary lease states that “the lessee shall not permit unreasonable cooking or other odors to escape into the building. The lessee shall not permit or suffer any unreasonable noise or anything which will interfere with the rights of other lessees or unreasonably annoy them or obstruct the public halls or stairways.”
Pretty scary considering how subjective some of these terms are, and the lessee is considered to be in default if the terms of the lease and house rules are not followed.
Shareholders automatically lose if a mechanic’s lien is filed
Per the sample proprietary lease we’ve included below, if a “mechanic’s lien against the building building shall be filed purporting to be for labor or material furnished … to or for the lessee … the lessee shall forthwith cause such lien to be discharged by payment, bonding or otherwise; and if the lessee shall fail to do so within ten days after notice from the lessor, then the lessor may cause such lien to be discharged by payment, bonding or otherwise, without investigation as to the validity thereof or of any offsets or defenses thereto, and shall have the right to collect, as additional rent, all amounts so paid and all costs and expenses paid or incurred in connection therewith, including reasonable attorney’s fees and disbursements, together with interest thereon from the time or times of payment.”
This language is extremely scary and should be carefully read by anyone considering buying a coop in NYC or anywhere else, because essentially you automatically lose if you have a dispute with a contractor for any work done on your apartment.
For example, a terrible plumber comes by and doesn’t fix your in-unit boiler, but sends you an arbitrary bill for $5,000 anyway for “labor.” You dispute this, and the plumber files a mechanic’s lien. The lien is technically on the entire building, and per the proprietary lease the cooperative corporation will automatically pay it without investigating its merits, and bill you the sum plus any additional costs.
Essentially, you automatically lose in any dispute with a contractor, and you’d have to find some convoluted way to get that money back, if an appeal or a new lawsuit is even possible. Scary!
The co-op can force entry into your apartment
Not only are you required to share a key to every lock on your door, but if the building’s staff can’t get in, then they are allowed to forcibly enter your apartment (i.e. break in) at your expense.
The building only needs to provide you with “reasonable notice,” but otherwise they are allowed to “visit, examine, or enter the apartment … at any reasonable hour of the day upon notice, or at any time and without notice in case of emergency.”
The co-op can terminate your lease and repossess your apartment
The sample proprietary lease we’ve included below states that “the lessor shall have the right to re-enter the apartment and to remove all persons and personal property therefrom, either by summary dispossess proceedings, or by any suitable action or proceeding at law or in equity, or by force or otherwise, and to repossess the apartment” in the event that the shareholder violates the terms of the proprietary lease.
A few more of the more interesting conditions that will automatically cause of lease termination are:
Lessee becoming bankrupt
Unauthorized subletting or occupancy
Default in rent
Default in other covenants
Lessee’s objectionable conduct
The last point is especially scary given the subjectivity of what constitutes “objectionable” conduct. Our sample proprietary lease states that if the board determines with a two-thirds vote that the conduct of the lessee or a person dwelling or visiting the apartment is objectionable, and this behavior persists after written notice, then the building can terminate the shareholder’s lease.
Yes, co-op boards will always remember to renew and extend the proprietary lease, typically before it nears 30 years before expiration. That’s because a proprietary lease that expires in under 30 years will cause problems with many banks in regards to extending purchase financing.
As a result, it is the fiduciary duty of the co-op board to remember to extend the proprietary lease and to always keep the expiration date more than 30 years in the future.
Remember that every shareholder has the same, most updated version of the proprietary lease, meaning someone can’t be singled out.
Why can’t a co-op board extend a proprietary lease hundreds of years into the future?
Even though it might seem convenient for a co-op board to extend a proprietary lease hundreds or even thousands of years into the future so they never have to remember to renew it, they don’t do so because such a lengthy lease period might be interpreted by the tax authorities as a transfer of ownership.
This isn’t what anyone wants as a transfer of ownership would require the payment of NYS and NYC transfer taxes! This is why co-op boards will always keep a proprietary lease updated with a term longer than 30 years, but not much more than that.
Proprietary Lease, made as of April 23, 2020, by and between NEW YORK COOPERATIVE CORPORATION, a New York Corporation, having an office at 111 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York, hereinafter called the Lessor and John Smith, hereinafter called the Lessee.
Whereas, the Lessor is the owner of the land and the building erected thereon in the County City and State New York known as and by the street number 111 Fifth Avenue, hereinafter called the “building”; and
Whereas, the Lessee is the owner of 100 shares of the Lessor, to which this lease is appurtenant and which have been allocated to apartment 5B in the building;
Demised Premises; Term
Now, therefore, in consideration of the premises, the lessor hereby leases to the Lessee, and the Lessee hires from the Lessor, subject to the terms and conditions hereof, Apartment 5B in the building (hereinafter referred to as the apartment) for a term from April 23, 2020 until December 31, 2092 (unless sooner terminated as herein-after provided). As used herein “the apartment” means the rooms in the building as partitioned on the date of the execution of this lease designated by the above stated apartment number, together with their appurtenances and fixtures and any closets, terraces, maid’s rooms, balconies, roof or portion thereof outside of said partitioned rooms, which are allocated exclusively to the occupant of the apartment.
Rent (Maintenance) How Fixed
1. (a) The rent (sometimes called maintenance) payable by the Lessee for each year, or portion of a year, during the term shall equal the proportion of the Lessor’s cash requirements for such year, or portion of a year, which the number of shares of Lessor allocated to the apartment bears to the total number of shares of shares of the Lessor issued and outstanding on the date of the determination of such cash requirements. Such maintenance shall be payable in equal monthly installments in advance on the first day of each month, unless the Board of Directors of the Lessor (hereinafter called Directors) at the time of its determination of the cash requirements shall otherwise direct.
Lessee shall also pay Lessee’s pro rata share (determined in the same manner as maintenance) of any special assessment that may be levied by Lessor from time to time to pay for any repair, alteration, or improvement to the corporate property, or any deficit operations a prior period, or other cash requirements. Such special assessment shall be deemed additional rent and shall be payable in a lump sum or in periodic installments, as the Directors shall determine. The Lessee shall also pay such additional rent as may be provided for herein when due.
Accompanying Shares to Be Specified in Proprietary Leases
(b) In every proprietary lease heretofore executed by the Lessor there has been specified, and in every proprietary lease hereafter executed by it there will be specified, the number of shares of the Lessor issued to a lessee simultaneously therewith, which number, in relation to the total number of shares of the Lessor issued and outstanding, shall constitute the basis for fixing, as hereinbefore provided, the proportionate share of the Lessor’s cash requirements which shall be payable as rent by the Lessee.
Cash Requirements Defined
(c) Cash requirements whenever used herein shall mean the estimated amount in cash which the Directors shall from time to time in its judgment determine to be necessary or proper for (1) the operation, maintenance, care, alteration and improvement of the corporate property during the year or portion of the year for which such determination is made; (2) the creation of such reserve for contingencies, repairs, replacements and general operations as it may deem proper; and (3) the payment of any obligations, liabilities or expenses incurred or to be incurred, after giving consideration to (i) income expected to be received during such period (other than rent from proprietary lessees), and (ii) cash on hand which the Directors in its discretion may choose to apply. The Directors may from time to time modify its prior determination and increase or diminish the amount previously determined as cash requirements of the corporation for a year or portion thereof. No determination of cash requirements shall have any retroactive effect on the amount of the rent payable by the lessee for any period prior to the date of such determination. All determinations of cash requirements shall be conclusive as to all lessees.
Authority Limited to Board of Directors
(d) Whenever in this paragraph or any other paragraph of this lease, a power or privilege is given to the Directors, the same may be exercised only by the Directors, and in no event may any such power or privilege be exercised by a creditor, receiver or trustee.
Issuance of Additional Shares
(e) If there Lessor shall hereafter issue shares (whether now or hereafter authorized) in addition to those issued on the date of the execution of this lease, the holders of the shares hereafter issued shall be obligated to pay rent at the same rate as the other proprietary lessees from and after the date of issuance. If any such shares are issued on a date other than the first or the last day of a month, the rent for the month in which issued shall be apportioned. The cash requirements as last determined shall, upon the issuance of such shares, be deemed increased by an amount equal to such rent.
(f) The Directors may from time to time determine how much of the maintenance and other receipts, when received, shall be credited on the corporate accounts to (but not more than such amount as represents payments on account of principal of mortgages on the property and other capital expenditures)
Failure to Fix Cash Requirements
(g) The failure of the Directors to determine the Lessor’ s cash requirements for any year or portion thereof shall not be deemed a waiver or modification in any respect of the covenants and provisions hereof, or a release of the Lessee from the obligation to pay the maintenance or any installment thereof, but the maintenance computed on the basis of the cash requirements as last determined for any year or portion thereof shall thereafter continue to be the maintenance until a new determination of cash requirements shall be made.
2. The Lessor shall at its expense keep the building in good repair, including all of the apartments, the sidewalks and courts surrounding the same, and its equipment and apparatus except those portions the maintenance and repair of which are expressly stated to be the responsibility of the Lessee pursuant to Paragraph 18 hereof.
Services by Lesser
3. The Lessor shall maintain and manage the building as a first class apartment building, and shall keep the elevators and the public halls, cellars and stairways clean and properly lighted and heated, and shall provide the number of attendants requisite, in the judgment of the Directors, for the proper care and service of the building, and shall provide the apartment with a proper and sufficient supply of hot and cold water and of heat and if there be central air conditioning equipment supplied by the Lessor, air conditioning when deemed appropriate by the Directors the covenants by the Lessor herein contained are subject, however, to the discretionary power of the Directors to determine from time to time what services and what attendants shall be proper and the manner of maintaining and operating the building, and also what existing services shall be increased, reduced, changed, modified or terminated.
Anything in this Paragraph or Paragraph 2 to the contrary notwithstanding, Lessor shall not be required to repair or replace, or cause to be repaired or replaced, equipment fixtures, furniture, furnishings or decorations installed by the lessee or any of his predecessors in interest nor shall the Lessor be Obligated to repaint or replace wallpaper or other decorations in the Apartment or to refinish floors located therein.
Damage to Apartment or Building
4. (a) If the apartment or the means of access thereto or the building shall be damaged by fire or other cause covered by multi-peril policies commonly carried by cooperative corporations in New York City (and other damage to be repaired by Lessor Lessee pursuant to Paragraphs 2 and 18, as the case may be), the Lessor shall at its own cost and expense, with reasonable dispatch after receipt of notice of said damage, repair or replace or cause to be repaired or replaced with materials of a kind and quality then customary in buildings of the type of the building , then building the apartment and the means of access thereto, including the walls, floors, ceilings, pipes, wiring and conduits in the Apartment. Anything in this paragraph or Paragraph 2 to the contrary, notwithstanding, Lessor shall Not be required to repair replace, or cause to be repaired or replaced, equipment, fixtures, Furniture, furnishings or decorations installed by the Lessee or any of his predecessors in interest nor shall Lessor be obligated to repaint or replace wallpaper or other decorations in the Apartment or to refinish floor located therein.
(b) In case the damage resulting from fire or other cause shall be so expensive as to render the apartment partly or wholly untenantable, or if the means of access thereto shall be destroyed, the rent hereunder shall proportionately abate until the apartment shall again be rendered wholly tenantable or the means of access restored; but if said damage shall be caused by the act or negligence of the Lessee or the agents, employees, guests or members of the family of the Lessee or any occupant of the apartment, such rental shall abate only to the extent of the rental value insurance, if any, collected by Lessor with respect to the apartment.
Expiration of Lease Due to Damage
(c) If the Directors shall determine that (i) the building is totally destroyed by fire or other cause, or (ii) the building is so damaged that it cannot be repaired within a reasonable time after the loss shall have been adjusted with the insurance carriers, or (iii) the destruction or damage was caused by hazards which are not covered under the Lessor’s insurance policies then in effect, and if in any such case the record holders of at least two-thirds of the outstanding shares at a shareholders’ meeting duly called for that purpose held within 120 days after the determination by the Directors, shall vote not repair, restore or rebuild, then upon the giving of notice pursuant to paragraph 31 hereof, this Lease and all other proprietary leases and all right, title and interest of the parties thereunder and the tenancies thereby created, shall hereupon wholly cease and expire and rent shall be paid to the date of such destruction or damage. The Lessee hereby waives any and all rights under Section 227 of the Real Property Law and in no event shall the Lessee have any option or right to terminate this Lease, except as provided herein.
Waiver of Subrogation
(d) Lessor agrees to use its best efforts to obtain a provision in all insurance policies carried by it waiving the right of subrogation against the Lessee; and, to the extent that any loss or damage is covered by the Lessor by any insurance policies which contain such waiver of subrogation, the Lessor releases the Lessee from any liability with respect to such loss or damage. In the event that Lessee suffers loss or damage for which Lessor would be liable, and Lessee carries insurance which covers such Loss or damage and such insurance policy or policies contain a waiver of subrogation against the Lessor, then in such event Lessee releases Lessor from any liability with respect to such loss or damage.
Inspection of Books of Account Annual Report
5. The Lessor shall keep full and correct books of account at its principal office or at such other place as the Directors may from time to time determine, and the same shall be open during all reasonable hours to inspection by the Lessee or a representative of the Lessee. The Lessor shall deliver to the Lessee within a reasonable time after the end of each fiscal year an annual report of corporate financial affairs, including a balance sheet and a statement of income and expenses, certified public accountant.
Changes in Terms and Conditions of Proprietary Leases
6. Each proprietary lease shall be in the of this lease, unless a variation of any lease is authorized by at least two-thirds of the Lessor’s shares then issued and executed by the Lessor and Lessee affected. The form and provisions of all the proprietary leases then in effect and thereafter to be executed may be changed by the approval of lessees owning at least 2/3 of the Lessor’s shares then issued, and such changes shall be binding on all lessees even if they did not vote for such changes except that the proportionate share of rent or cash requirements payable by any lessee may not be increased nor may his right to cancel the lease under the conditions set forth in Paragraph 35 be eliminated or impaired without his express consent. Approval by lessees as provided for herein shall be evidenced by written consent or by affirmative vote taken at a meeting called for such purpose. Notwithstanding the foregoing, in no event shall any change in the form of proprietary lease and any of the provisions thereof be made which shall adversely affect certain rights granted to (i) purchasers of unsold Shares (pursuant to Paragraph 38 hereof) or (ii) the Secured Party (its successors or assigns) as set forth in Paragraph 17 (b) below, unless all such purchasers of unsold Shares and the Secured Party affected thereby have unanimously agreed each such change.
Penthouse, Terraces and Balconies
7. If the apartment includes a terrace, balcony, maid’s room or a portion of the roof adjoining a penthouse, the Lessee shall have and enjoy the exclusive use of the terrace, maid’s room, balcony or that portion of the roof appurtenant to the penthouse, subject to the applicable provisions of this lease and to the use of the terrace, balcony or roof by the Lessor to the extent herein permitted. The Lessee’s use thereof shall be subject to such regulations as may, from time to time, be prescribed by the Directors. The Lessor shall have the right erect equipment on the roof, including radio and television aerials and antennas, for its use and the use of the lessees in the building and shall have the right of access thereto for such installations and for the repair thereof. The Lessee shall keep the terrace, balcony or portion of the roof appurtenant to his apartment clean free from snow, ice, leaves and other debris and shall maintain all screens and drain boxes in good condition. No planting, fences, structures or lattices shall be erected or installed on the terraces, balconies or roof of the building without the prior written approval of the Lessor. No cooking shall be permitted on any terraces, balconies or the roof of the building, nor shall the walls thereof be painted by the Lessee without the prior written approval of the Lessor. Any planting or other structures erected by the Lessee or his predecessor in interest may be removed and restored by the Lessor at the expense of the Lessee for the purpose of repairs, upkeep or maintenance of the building.
Assignment of Lessor’ s Rights Against Occupant
8. If at the date of the of this lease, any third party shall be in possession or have the right to possession of the apartment, then the Lessor hereby assigns to the Lessee all of the Lessor’s rights against said third party from and after the date of the commencement of the term hereof, and the Lessee by the execution hereof assumes all of the Lessor’ s obligations to said third party from said date. The Lessor agrees to said third party from said date. The Lessor agrees to cooperate with the Lessee, but at the Lessee’ s expense, in the enforcement of the Lessee’s tights against said party.
Cancellation of Prior Agreements
9. If at the date of the commencement of this lease, the Lessee has the right possession to possession of the apartment under any agreement or statutory tenancy, this lease shall supersede such agreement or statutory tenancy which shall be of no further effect after the date of commencement of this lease, except for claims theretofore arising thereunder.
10. The Lessee, upon paying the rent and performing the covenants and complying with the conditions on the part of the Lessee to be performed as herein set forth, shall, at all times during the hereby granted, quietly have, hold and enjoy the apartment without any let, suit, trouble or hindrance from the Lessor, subject, however, to the rights of present tenants or occupants of the apartment, and subject to any and all mortgages and any underlying or overriding lease or ground lease (any such lease being hereinafter collectively called “ground lease”) of the land or building, or both as provided in Paragraph 22 below.
11. The Lessee agrees to save the Lessor harmless from all liability, loss, damage and expense arising from injury to person or property occasioned by the failure of the Lessee to comply with any provision hereof, or due wholly or in part to any act, default or omission of the Lessee or of any person dwelling or visiting in the apartment, or by the Lessor, its agents, servants or contractors when acting as agent for the Lessee as in this lease provided. This paragraph shall not apply to any loss or damage when Lessor is covered by insurance which provides for waiver of subrogation against the Lessee.
Payment of Rent
12. The Lessee will pay the rent to the Lessor upon the terms and at the times herein provided, without any deduction on account of any set-off or claim which the Lessee may have against the Lessor, and if the Lessee shall fail to pay any installment of rent promptly, the Lessee, if Lessor shall in its discretion so demand, shall pay interest thereon at the maximum legal rate from the date when such installment shall have become due to the date of the payment thereof, and such in shall be deemed additional rent hereunder.
13. The Lessor has adopted House Rules which are appended hereto; and the Directors may alter, amend or repeal such House Rules and adopt new House Rules. Such House Rules which, when a copy thereof has been furnished to the Lessee, shall be taken to be part hereof, and the Lessee hereby covenants comply with all such House Rules and see that they are faithfully observed by the family, guests, employees and subtenants of the Lessee. Breach of a House Rule shall be a default under this lease. The Lessor shall not be responsible the Lessee to the Lessee for the nonobservance or violation House Rules by any other lessee or person.
Use of Premises
14. The Lessee shall not, without the written consent of the Lessor on such conditions as Lessor may prescribe, occupy or use the apartment or permit the same or any part hereof to be occupied or used for any purpose other than as a private dwelling for the Lessee and Lessee’s spouse, their children, grandchildren, parents, grandparents, brothers and sisters and domestic employees; and in no event shall more than one married couple occupy the apartment without the written consent of the Lessor. In addition to the foregoing, the apartment may be occupied time to time by guests of the Lessee a period for a period of time not exceeding one month, unless a longer period is approved in writing by the Lessor, but no guests may occupy the apartment unless one or more of the permitted adult residents are then in occupancy or unless consented in writing by the Lessor. Notwithstanding the foregoing, (a) Lessee may use the apartment for any home occupation use permitted under applicable zoning law, building code or other rules and regulations of governmental authorities having jurisdiction and (b) the Lessee who is a holder of a block of Unsold Shares (defined in Paragraph 38 below) shall have the right to use the apartment as a model or an office (or both) in connection with the sale or rental of the apartment to which the Unsold Shares are allocated or for any other lawful purpose.
15. Except as provided in Paragraph 1 7 (b) and 38 of this lease, the Lessee shall not sublet the whole or any part of the apartment or renew or extend any previously authorized sublease, unless consent thereto shall have been duly authorized by a resolution of the Directors, or given in writing by a majority of the Directors or, if the Directors shall have failed or refused to give such consent, by Lessees owning at least 65% of the then issued and outstanding shares of the Lessor. Consent by Lessees as provided for herein shall be evidenced by written consent or by affirmative vote taken at a meeting called for such purpose. Any consent to subletting may be subject to such conditions as the Directors or Lessees, as the case may be, may impose. There shall be no limitation on the right of Directors or Lessees to grant or withhold consent to a subletting for any or no reason except as limited by law or the provisions of paragraph 48 hereof. No consent to a subletting shall operate to release the Lessee from any obligation hereunder.
16. (a) The Lessee shall not assign this lease or transfer the shares to which it is appurtenant or any interest therein, and no such assignment transfer shall take effect as against the Lessor for any purpose, until (i) An instrument of assignment in form approved by Lessor executed and acknowledged by the assignor shall be delivered to the Lessor; and (ii) An agreement executed and acknowledged by the assignee in form approved by Lessor assuming and agreeing to be bound by all the covenants and conditions of this lease to be performed or complied with by the Lessee and after the effective date of said assignment shall have been delivered to the Lessor, or, at the request of the Lessor, the assignee shall have surrendered the assigned Lease and entered into a new lease in the same form for the remainder of the term in which case the Lessee’s lease shall be deemed cancelled as of the effective date of said assignment; and (iii) All shares of the Lessor to which this Lease is appurtenant shall have been transferred to the assignee, with proper transfer taxes paid and stamps affixed; and (iv) All sums due from the Lessee shall have been paid the Lessor, together with a sum to be fixed by the Directors to cover reasonable legal and other expenses of the Lessor and its managing agent in connection with such assignment and transfer of shares (subject to Paragraph 17(b) and 38 hereof; and (v) A search or certification from a title or abstract company as the Directors may require shall be delivered to Lessor; and (vi) Except in the case of an assignment transfer or bequest of the shares and this lease to the Lessee’s spouse or adult siblings or parents, and except as otherwise provided in Paragraphs 17 (b) and 38 of this lease, consent to such assignment shall have been authorized by resolution of the Directors, or given in writing by a majority of the Directors or, if the Directors shall have failed or refused to give such consent 30 days after submission of references to them or Lessor’s agent, then by lessees owning of record at least 65% of the then issued shares of the Lessor. Consent by lessees as provided for herein shall be evidenced by written consent or by affirmative vote taken at a meeting duly called for such purpose.
Consents: On Death of Lessee
(b) If the Lessee shall die, consent shall not be unreasonably withheld to an assignment of the lease and shares to a financially responsible member of the Lessee’s family (other than the Lessee’ s spouse, adult siblings or parents as to whom no consent is required).
Consents Generally: Stockholders’ and Directors’ Obligations to Consent
(c) There shall be no limitation, except as above specifically provided, on the rights of Directors or lessees to grant or withhold consent, for any reason or for no reason, to assignment. An assignment from a lessee to anyone who at the time of said assignment is already a stockholder of Lessor shall not require the consent of Directors or lessees.
Release of Lessee Upon Assignment
(d) If the lease shall be assigned in compliance herewith, the Lessee-assignor shall have no further Liability on any of the covenants this lease to be thereafter performed.
Further Assignment or Subletting
(e) Regardless of any prior consent theretofore given, neither the Lessee nor his executor, nor administrator, nor any trustee or receiver of the property of the Lessee, nor anyone to whom the interests of the Lessee shall pass by law, shall be entitled further to assign this lease, or to sublet the apartment, or any part thereof, except upon compliance with the requirements of this lease.
Statement by Lessor
(f) If this lease is then in force and effect, Lessor will upon request Of Lessee, deliver to the assignee a written statement to that effect; but no such statement shall be deemed an admission that there is no default under the lease.
Pledge of Shares and Lease
17. (a) A pledge of this lease and the shares to which it is appurtenant shall not be a violation of this lease; but, except as otherwise provided elsewhere herein, neither the pledgee nor any transferee the pledged security shall be entitled to have the shares transferred of record on the books of the Lessor, nor to vote such shares, nor to occupy or permit the occupancy by others of the apartment, nor to sell such shares or this Lease, without first obtaining the consent Of the Lessor in accordance with and after complying with all of the provisions of Paragraphs 14, 15 or 16, as the case may be. The acceptance by Lessor of payments by the pledgee or any transferee of the pledged security on account of rent or additional rent shall not constitute a waiver of the aforesaid provisions.
(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of subparagraph (a) of this Paragraph 17 or any other provision of this lease to the contrary, the following provisions of this Paragraph shall govern and be binding.
(i) The Lessor agrees that it shall give to any holder of a security interest in the shares of the Lesser specified in the recitals of this lease or mortgage of this lease who so requests (any such holder being hereinafter referred to as a “Secured Party”) a copy of any notice of default which the Lessor gives the Lessee pursuant to the terms of this lease, and if the Lessee shall fail cure the default specified in such notice within the time and in the manner provided for in this lease, then the Secured Party shall have an additional period of time, equal to the time originally given to the Lessee, to cure said default for the account of the Lessee or to cause same to be cured, and the Lessor will not act upon said default unless and until the time in which the Secured Party may cure said default or cause same to be cured, as aforesaid, shall have elapsed and the default shall not have been cured.
(ii) If this lease is terminated by the Lessor as provided in Paragraphs 31 or 35 of this Lease, or by agreement with the Lessee, (1) the Lessor promptly shall give notice of such termination to the Secured Party (2) upon request of the Secured Party made within thirty (30) days of the giving of such notice, the Lessor (i) shall and commence and prosecute a summary dispossess proceeding to obtain possession of the apartment, and (ii) shall, within sixty (60) days of its receipt Of the aforesaid request by the Secured party, reissue the aforementioned shares to, and (with respect to any termination other than under Paragraph 36 below) shall enter into a new proprietary lease for the apartment with, any individual designated by the Secured party, or the individual nominee of the individual so designated by the Secured Party, all without the consent of the Directors or the shareholders to which reference is made in Paragraph 16 (a) (vi) and 32(c) but with the consent only of the Lessor’s then managing agent which shall not be unreasonably withheld or delayed, provided, however , that the Lessor shall have received payment of all additional rent and other sums owed by the Lessee to the Lessor under this lease for the period ending on the date of reissuance of the aforementioned shares of the Lessor including, without Limitation, sums owed under Paragraphs 32 (a) and (c) of this Lease. The individual designated by the secured Party, if and as long as such individual (by himself or a member of his family) does not actually occupy the apartment, shall have all of the rights provided for in Paragraphs 15, 16, 21 and 38 of this lease as if he were a holder of Unsold Shares; and accordingly, no surplus shall be payable by the Lessor to the Lessee as otherwise provided in Paragraph 32(c).
(iii) If the purchase by the Lessee of the shares allocated to the apartment was financed by a loan made by a bank, savings bank savings and loan association and a default or an event of default shall have occurred under the terms of the agreement or leasehold mortgage entered into between the Lessee and the Secured Party, and if (1) notice of said default or event default shall have been given to the Lessor, (2) an individual designated by the Secured Party, or the individual nominee of the individual so designated by the Secured Party, shall be entitled to become the owner of the shares and the lessee under this lease pursuant to the terms of said security agreement or leasehold mortgage, (3) not less than five days written notice of an intended transfer of the shares and this lease shall have been given the Lessor and the Lessee, (4) there has been paid all rent, additional rent and other sums owed by the Lessee to the Lessor under this lease for the period ending on the date of transfer of the aforementioned shares and (5) the Lessor shall be furnished with such affidavits, certificates, and opinions of counsel, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Lessor, indicating that the foregoing conditions (1) through (4) have been met, then (a) a transfer of the shares and the proprietary lease shall be made to individual upon request, and without the consent of Directors or the share—holders to which reference is made in Paragraph 16(a) (vi) but with the consent only of the Lessor’s then managing agent which shall be unreasonably withheld or delayed, and (b) the individual whom such transfer is made (if and as long as such individual, by himself or a member of his family, does not actually occupy the apartment) shall have all of the rights provided for Paragraphs 15,16,21 and 38 Of this lease as if he were a holder of Unsold Shares.
(iv) Without the prior written consent of any Secured Party who has requested a copy any notice of default as hereinbefore provided in subparagraph (a) of this Paragraph 39, (a) the Lessor and the Lessee will not enter into any agreement modifying or cancelling this lease (b) no change in the forms, terms or conditions Of this lease, as permitted by Paragraph 6, shall eliminate or modify any rights, privileges or obligations of a Secured Party as set forth in this Paragraph 17, (c) the Lessor will not terminate or accept a surrender of this lease, except as provided in Paragraphs 31 or 35 of this lease and in subparagraph (b) (i) Of this Paragraph 17, (d) the Lessee will not assign this lease or sublet the apartment, (e) any modification, cancellation, surrender, termination or assignment of this lease or any sublease of the apartment not made in accordance with the provisions hereof shall be void and of no effect, (f) the Lessor will not consent to any further mortgage on this lease or security interest created in the shares, (g) the Lessee will not make any further mortgage or create any further security interest in the shares and (h) any such further mortgage or security interest be void and of no effect.
(v) Any designee of a Secured Party to whom a transfer of a lease shall have been made pursuant to the terms of this subparagraph (b) may cancel this lease under the terms of Paragraph 35 hereof; except that such designee (a) may cancel this lease at any time after the designee acquires this lease and the shares appurtenant hereto due to foreclosure of the security agreement leasehold mortgage; (b) need give only thirty (30) days’ notice of its intention to cancel; and (c) may give such notice at any time during the calendar year.
(vi) A Secured Party claiming or exercising any of the rights and privileges granted it pursuant to the provisions of this subparagraph (b) shall be deemed to have agreed to indemnify Lessor for all loss, liability or expense (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of claims by Lessee, or big successors or assigns, against Lessor or the Secured Party, or their respective successors or assigns, for acts or omissions to act on the part of either Lessor or Secured Party, or their respective successors or assigns, pursuant to this subparagraph (b). Lessor will give the Secured Party written notice with reasonable promptness of any such claim against Lessor; and the Secured party may contest such claim in the name and on behalf of Lessor with counsel selected by the Secured Party at the Secured party’s sole expense. Lessor shall execute such papers and do such things as are reasonably necessary to implement the provisions of this subpart (vi).
(vii) Upon Lessee’s final payment under the loan given by the Secured Party or upon prepayment said Loan Secured Party viii give Lessor notice of such final payment or prepayment (as case may be).
(viii) Upon request of the purchaser of Unsold Shares referred to in Paragraph 38 below), Lessor shall enter into an agreement (commonly known as a *Recognition Agreement*) with a Secured Party pursuant to which Lessor will acknowledge and agree that the foregoing provisions of this subparagraph (b) shall ensure to the benefit of, and apply to, the Secured Party. The Recognition Agreement may contain such additional or different provisions as the Secured Party may request and Lessor shall execute and deliver same to Lender provided only that such additional or different provisions are approved by counsel to Lessor (which approval may not be unreasonably withheld or delayed and shall be given or deemed given if same are substantially similar tenor to the provisions if this subparagraph (b)). All costs and expenses incurred by Lessor in connection with such Recognition Agreement (including legal fees) shall be borne entirely by Lessor, and no charge therefor may be assessed to said purchaser of Unsold Shares, or his successors or assigns, including the individual acquiring this lease and the appurtenant shares from the purchaser of Unsold shares. The provisions of this subpart (viii) shall not apply to a lessee who is not a purchaser of Unsold Shares.
(ix) Subject to the provisions of subpart (viii) above, a Recognition Agreement between a Lender and Lessor may contain such additional or different provisions as the Lessor and said Lender may agree to.
Repairs by the Lessee
18. (a) The Lessee shall take possession of the apartment and its appurtenances and fixtures “as is” as of the commencement of the tern hereof. Subject to the provisions of Paragraph 4 above, the Lessee shall keep the interior of the apartment (including interior walls, floors and ceilings but excluding windows, window panes, window frames, sashes, sills, entrance doors, frames and saddles) in good repair, shall do all of the painting and decorating required to his apartment, including the interior of window frames, sashes and sills, and shall be solely responsible for the maintenance, repair and replacement of plumbing , gas and heating fixtures and equipment and such refrigerators, dishwashers, removable and through-the-wall air conditioners, washing machines, ranges and other appliances, as may be in the apartment. Plumbing, gas and heating fixtures as used herein shall include exposed gas, steam and water pipes attached to fixtures, appliances and equipment and the fixtures, appliances and equipment to which they are attached, and any special pipes or equipment which the Lessee may install within the wall or ceiling, or under the floor, but shall not include gas, Steam, water or other pipes or conduits within the walls, ceilings or floors or air conditioning or heating equipment which is part of the standard building equipment. The Lessee shall be solely responsible for the maintenance, repair and replacement of all lighting and electrical fixtures, appliances, and equipment, and all meters, fuse boxes or circuit breakers and electrical wiring and conduits from the junction box at the riser into and through the Lessee’s apartment. Any ventilator or air conditioning device which shall be visible from the outside of the building shall at all times be painted by the Lessee in a standard color which the Lessor may select for the building. Lessee shall be solely responsible for the maintenance, repair and replacement of doors leading from the apartment to any maid’s room, penthouse, terrace or balcony or any solarium.
Odors and Noises
(b) The Lessee Shall not permit unreasonable cooking or other odors to escape into the building. The Lessee shall not permit suffer any unreasonable noise or anything which will interfere with the rights of other lessees or unreasonably annoy them or obstruct the public halls or stairways.
Equipment and Appliances
(c) If, in the Lessor’s sole judgment, any of the Lessee’s equipment or appliances shall result in damage to the building or poor quality or interruption of service to other portions of the building, or overloading of, or damage to facilities maintained by the Lessor for the supplying of water, gas, electricity or air conditioning to the building, or if any such appliances visible from the outside of the building shall become rusty or discolored, the Lessee shall promptly, on notice from the Lessor, remedy the condition and , pending such remedy, shall cease using any appliance or equipment which may be creating the objectionable condition.
Rules and Regulations and Requirements of Mortgage
(d) the Lessee will comply with all the requirements of the Board of Fire Underwriters, insurance authorities and with all law, ordinances, rules and regulations with respect to the occupancy or use of the apartment. If any mortgage or ground lease affecting the land or the building shall contain any provisions pertaining to the right of the Lessee to make changes or alterations in the apartment, or to remove any of the fixtures, appliances, equipment or installations the Lessee herein shall comply with the requirement of such or mortgage or mortgages and ground lease relating thereto. Upon the Lessee’s written request, Lessor will furnish Lessee with copies of applicable provisions of each and every such mortgage.
Lessor’s Right to Remedy Lessee’s Defaults
19. If the Lessee shall fail for 30 days after notice to make repairs to any part of the apartment, its fixtures or equipment as herein required, or shall fail to remedy a condition which has become objectionable to the Lessor for reasons above set forth, or if the Lessee or any person dwelling in the apartment shall request the Lessor, its agents or servants to per any act not hereby required to be performed by the Lessor, the Lessor may make such repairs, or arrange for others do the same, or remove such Objectionable condition or equipment, or perform such act, without liability on the Lessor; provided that, if the condition requires prompt action, notice less than 30 days may be given or, in case of emergency, no notice need be given. In all such cases the Lessor, its agents, servants and contractors shall, as between the Lessor and Lessee, be conclusively deemed to be acting as agents of the Lessee and all contracts therefor made by the Lessor shall be so constructed whether or not made in the name of the Lessee if Lessee shall fail to perform or comply with any of the other covenants or provisions of this lease within the time required by a notice from Lessor (not less than 5) then Lessor may, but shall not be obligated, to comply herewith, and for such purpose may enter upon the apartment of Lessee.
The Lessor shall be entitled to recover from the Lessee all expenses incurred or for which it has contracted hereunder, such expenses to be payable by the Lessee only and as additional rent.
Increase in Rate of Fire Insurance
20. The Lessee shall not permit or suffer anything to be done or kept in the apartment which will increase the rate of fire insurance on the building or the contents thereof. If, by reason of the occupancy or use of the apartment by the Lessee, the rate of fire insurance on the building or an apartment or the contents of either shall be increased, the Lessee shall (if such occupancy or use continues for more than 30 days after written notice from the Lessor specifying the objectionable occupancy or use) become personally liable for the additional insurance premiums incurred by Lessor or any lessee or lessees of apartments in the building on all policies so affected, and the Lessor shall have the right to collect the same for its benefit or the benefit of any such lessees as additional rent for the apartment due on the first day of the calendar month following written demand therefor by the Lessor.
21. (a) The Lessee shall not, without first obtaining the written consent of the Lessor, which consent shall not be unreasonably withheld or delayed, make in the apartment or building, or on any roof, penthouse, terrace or balcony appurtenant thereto, any alteration, enclosure or addition or any alteration Of or addition to the water, gas, or steam risers or pipes, heating or air conditioning system or units, electrical conduits, wiring or outlets, plumbing fixtures, intercommunication or alarm system, or any other installation facility in the apartment or building. The performance by Lessee of any work in the apartment shall be in accordance with any applicable rules and regulations of the Lessor and governmental agencies having jurisdiction thereof and may not impinge on common areas of the building without Lessor’s consent. The Lessee shall not in any case install any appliances which will overload the existing wires or equipment in the building. Anything herein or in subparagraph (b) below to the contrary notwithstanding, the consent of the Lessor shall not be required for any of the foregoing alterations, enclosures or additions made by, or the removal of any additions, improvements or fixtures from the apartment by, a holder of Unsold Shares.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, no additions, alterations or improvements shall be made by a holder of Unsold Shares in the public areas of the building or in any apartment not leased to such holder of unsold Shares other than pursuant to a duly filed amendment and without first obtaining the consent of the Lessor (which consent shall not be unreasonably withheld or delayed) and (if applicable) the lessee of such other apartment.
Removal of Fixtures
(b) Without Lessor’s written consent, the Lessee shall not remove any fixtures, appliances, additions or improvements from the apartment except as hereinafter provided. If the Lessee, or a prior lessee, shall have heretofore placed, or the Lessee Shall hereafter place in the apartment, at the Lessee’s own expense, any additions, improvements, appliances or fixtures, including but not limited to fireplace mantels, lighting, fixtures, refrigerators, air conditioners, dishwashers, washing machines, ranges, woodwork, wall paneling, ceilings, special doors or decorations, special cabinet work, special stair railings or other built—in ornamental items, which can be removed without structural alterations or permanent damage to the apartment, then title thereto shall remain in the Lessee and the Lessee shall have the right, prior to the termination of this lease, to remove the same at the Lessee’s own expense, provided: (i) that the Lessee at the time of such removal shall not be in default in the payment of rent or in the performance or observance of any other covenants or conditions of this lease; (ii) that the Lessee shall, at the Lessee’s own expense, prior to the termination of this lease, repair all damage to the apartment which shall have been caused by either the installation or removal of any of such additions, improvements, appliances or fixtures; (iii) that if the Lessee shall have removed from the apartment any articles or materials owned by the Lessor or its predecessor in title, or any fixtures or equipment necessary for the use of the apartment, the Lessee shall either restore such articles and materials and fixtures and equipment and repair any damage resulting their removal and restoration, or replace them with others of a kind and quality customary in comparable buildings satisfactory to the Lessor; (iv) that if any mortgagee had acquired a lien on any such property prior to the execution of this lease, Lessor shall first procure from such mortgagee its written consent to such removal, and any cost and expense incurred by the Lessor in respect thereof shall have been paid by the Lessee; and (v) that prior to any such removal, the Lessee shall give written notice thereof to the Lessor.
Surrender on Expiration of Term
(c) On the expiration or termination of this lease, the lessee shall surrender to the Lessor possession of apartment with all additions, improvements, appliances and fixtures then included therein, except as hereinabove provided.
Any additions, improvements, fixtures or appliances not removed by the lease, shall at the option of the Lessor, be deemed abandoned and shall become the property of the Lessor and may be disposed of by the lessor without liability or accountability to the lessee. Any other personal property not removed by the lessee at or prior to the termination of this lease may be removed by the Lessor to any place of storage and stored for the account of trespass, conversion or negligence by reason of any acts of the Lessor or of the Lessor’s agents, or of any carrier employed in transporting such property to the place of storage, or by reason of the negligence of any person in caring for such property while in storage.
Lease Subordinate to Mortgages and Ground Leases
22. This lease is and shall be subject and subordinates to all present and future ground leases and to any mortgages now or hereafter liens upon such leases or on the land and building or buildings, and to any and all extensions, modification, consolation, renewals and replacements thereof and to all security agreements and chattel mortgage on personal property covered by any ground lease or mortgage. This clause shall be self-operative and no further instrument of subordination the lessee shall at any time, and from time to time demand, execute any instruments that may be required by any mortgage, or by the Lessor, for the purpose of more formally subjecting this lease to the lien of any such mortgage or mortgages or ground leases, and the duly elected officers, for the time being, of the Lessor are and each of them is hereby irrevocably appointed the attorney such demand, and the Lessee hereby ratifies any such instrument hereafter executed by virtue of the power of attorney hereby given.
In the event that a ground lease is executed and delivered to the holder of a mortgage or mortgages on such ground lease or to a nominee or design of or a corporation formed by or to a nominee or design of or a corporation formed by or for the benefit of such holder, the Lessee hereunder will attorn to such mortgage or the nominee or designee of such mortgagee or to any corporation formed by or for the benefit of such mortgagee.
23. In case a notice of mechanic’s lien against the building shall be filled purporting to be for labor or material furnished or delivered at the building or the apartment to or for the Lessee, or anyone claiming under the Lessee, the Lessee shall forthwith cause such lien to be discharged by payment, bonding or otherwise, without investigation as to the validity thereof or of any offsets or defenses thereto, and shall have the right to collect , and expense paid or incurred in connection therewith, including reasonable attorney’s fees and disbursement, together with interest thereon from the time or times payment.
24. The lessee shall always in good faith endeavor to observe and promote the cooperative purposes for the accomplishment of which the Lessor is incorporated.
Right of Entry; Key
25. The Lessor and its agents and their authorized workmen shall be permitted to visit, examine, or enter the apartment and any storage space assigned to Lessee at any reasonable hour of the day upon notice, or at any time and without notice in case of emergency, to make or facilitate repairs in any part of the building or to cure any default by the Lessee’s and to remove such portions of the walls, floors and ceilings of the apartment and storage space to its proper and usual condition at Lessor’s expense if such repairs are the obligations of Lessee’s, family , guests, agents, employees or subtenants. In order that the Lessor shall at times have access to the apartment or storage rooms for the purposes provided for this lease, the Lessee Shall provide the Lessor with a key to each lock providing access to the apartment or the storage room, and if any lock shall be altered or new lock installed, the lessee shall provide the Lessor with a key thereto immediately upon installation. If the lessee shall not be personally presents to open and permit an entry at any time when an entry therein shall be necessary or permissible hereunder and shall not have furnished a key to Lessor, the Lessor or the Lessor’s agents(but, except in an emergency, only when specifically authorized by an officer of the Lessor or an officer of the managing agent of Lessor) may forcibly enter the apartment or storage space without liability for damages by reasons thereof (if during such entry , the Lesser shall accord reasonable care to the Lessee’s property) and without in any manner affecting the obligations and covenants of this lease. The right and authority hereby reserved do not impose, nor does the lessor assume by reason thereof any responsibility or liability for the care or supervision of the apartment, or any of the pipes, fixtures, appliance or appurtenances therein contained, except as herein specially provided.
26. The failures of the Lessor to insist, in any one or more instances, upon a strict performance of any right or option herein contained, or to serve any notice, or to institute any actions or proceeding, shall not be construed as a waiver or a relinquishment for the future, of any such provisions, options or rights, but such provision, option or right shall continue and remain full force and effects. The receipt by the lessor of rent, with knowledge of the breach, and no waiver by the lessor of any provision hereof shall be deemed to have been made unless in writing expressly approved by the Directors.
27. Any notice by or demand from either party to the other shall duly give only if in writing and sent by certified or registered mail, return receipts requested: if by the Lessee, addressed to the lessor at building with a copy sent by regular mail to the Lessor’s managing agent; if to the Lessee, addressed to the building. Either party may be notice served in accordance herewith designate a different address for service of such notice or demand. Notices or demands shall be deemed given on the date when mailed, expect notices of change of address shall be deemed served when received.
Reimbursement of Lessor’s Expenses
28. If the Lessee shall at any time be in default hereunder and the lessor shall incur any expense (whether paid or not ) performing acts which the Lessee is required to perform , or in instituting any actions or proceeding based on such defaults or defending or asserting a counterclaim in any action or proceeding brought by the lessee, the expense thereof to the lessor , including reasonable attorney’s fees and disbursement, shall be paid by the Lessee the Lessor , on demand , as additional rent.
29. (a) The Lessor shall not be liable, except by the reason of Lessor’s negligence, for any failure or insufficiency of heat, or of air conditioning (where air conditioning is supplied or air conditioning equipment is maintained by the Lessor), water supply, electric current, gas, telephone, or elevator services or other service to be supplied by the Lessor hereunder, or for interference with light, air view or other compensation or claims of eviction shall be made or allowed because of the making or failures to make or delay in making any repairs, alteration or decorations to the building or any fixture or appurtenances therein, or for space taken to comply with any law, ordinance or governmental regulation, or for interruption or curtailment of any services agreed to be furnished by the Lessor, due to accidents, alteration or repairs, or to difficulty or delay in securing supplies or labor or other cause beyond Lessor’s control, unless due to Lessor’s negligence.
Storage Space and Laundry
(b) If the Lessor shall furnish to the Lessee any storage bins or space, the use of the laundry or any facility outside the apartment, including but not limited to a television antenna, the same shall be deemed to have been furnished gratuitously by the Lessor under revocable license. The Lessee shall not use such storage space for the storage space for the storage of valuable or perishable property and any such storage space assigned to Lessee shall be kept by Lessee shall use the same on the understanding that such machines or equipment may or may not be in good order and repair and that the Lessor is not responsible for such equipment, nor for any damage caused to the property of the Lessee resulting from the Lessee’s use thereof, and that any use that Lessee may make of such equipment shall be at his own cost, risk and expense.
Automobiles and Other Property
(c) The lessor shall not be responsible for any damage to any automobile or other vehicle left in the care of any automobile or other vehicle left in the case of any employee of the Lessor by the Lessee, and the lessee hereby agrees to hold the lessor harmless from any liability arising any injury person or property caused by or with such automobile vehicle while in the care of such employee. The Lessor shall not be responsible for any property left with or entrusted to any employee Of the Lessor, or for the loss or damage to any property within or without the apartment by theft or otherwise.
30. The Lessee will not require, permit, suffer or the cleaning of any window in the premises from the outside (within the meaning of Section 202 of the New York Labor Law) unless the equipment and safety devices required by law, ordinance, rules and regulations, including, without limitation, Section 202 of the New York Labor Law, are provided and used, and unless the industrial code of the State of New York is fully complied with; and the Lessee hereby agrees to indemnify the Lessor and its employees, as a result of the Lessee’s requiring, suffering or allowing any window in the premises to be cleaned the outside in violation of the requirements of the aforesaid laws, ordinances, regulations and rules.
Termination of Lease by Lessor
31. If upon, or at any time after, the happening of any events mentioned in subdivisions (a) to (j) inclusive of this Paragraph 31, the Lessor shall give to the Lessee a notice stating that the term hereof will expire on a date at least five days thereafter, the term of this lease shall expire on the date so fixed in such notice as fully and completely as if it were the date herein definitely fixed for the expiration of the term, and all right, title and interest of the Lessee hereunder shall thereupon wholly cease and expire, and the Lessee shall thereupon quit and surrender the apartment to the Lessor, it being the intention of the parties hereto to create hereby a conditional limitation and thereupon the Lessor shall have the right personal re-enter the apartment and to remove all persons and personal property therefrom, either by summary dispossess proceedings, or by any suitable action or proceeding at law or in equity, or by force otherwise, and repossess the apartment in its former estate as if this lease had not been made, and no liability whatsoever shall attach to the Lessor by reason of the exercise of the right of re-entry, re-possession and removal herein granted and reserved.
Lessee Ceasing to Own Accompanying Shares
(a) If the Lessee shall cease to be the owner of the shares to which this lease is appurtenant, or if this lease shall pass or be assigned to anyone who is not then the owner of all said shares;
Lessee Becoming a Bankrupt
(b) If at any time during the term of this lease (i) the then holder hereof shall be adjudicated a bankrupt under the laws of the United States; or (ii) a receiver of all property of such holder or of this lease shall be appointed under any provision of the laws the State of New York, or under any statute of the United states, or any statute of any state of the United States and the order appointing such receiver shall not be vacated within thirty days; or (iii) such holder shall make a general assignment for the benefit of creditors; or (iv) any of the shares owned by such holder to which this lease is appurtenant shall be duly levied upon under the process of any whatever unless such levy shall be discharged within thirty days; or (v) this lease or any of the shares to which it is appurtenant shall pass by operation of law or otherwise to anyone other than the Lessee herein named or a person to whom such Lessee has assigned this lease in the manner herein permitted, but this subsection (v) shall not be applicable if this lease shall devolve upon the executors or administrators of the Lessee and provided that within eight (8) months (which period may be extended by the Directors) after the death of the Lessee this lease and shares shall have been transferred to an assignee in accordance with Paragraph 16 hereof; or (vi) This lease or any of the shares to which is appurtenant shall pass to anyone other than the Lessee herein named by reason of a default by the Lessee under a pledge, security agreement or a leasehold mortgage made by the Lessee subject to the provisions of paragraph 17;
Assignment, Subletting or Unauthorized Occupancy
(c) If there be an assignment of this lease, or any subletting hereunder, without full compliance with the requirements of Paragraphs 15 or 16 hereof; or if any person not authorized by Paragraph 14 shall be permitted to use or occupy the apartment, and the Lessee shall fail to cause such unauthorized person to vacate the apartment within ten days after written notice from the Lessor;
Default in Rent
(d) If the Lessee shall be in default for a period of one month in the payment of any rent or additional rent or of any installment thereof and shall fail to cure such default within ten days after written notice from the Lessor;
Default in Other Covenants
(e) If the Lessee shall be in default in the performance of any covenant or provision hereof, other than the covenant to pay rent, and such default shall continue for thirty days after written notice from the Lessor; provided, however, that if said default consists of the failure to perform any act the performance of which requires any substantial period of time, then if within said period of thirty days such performance is commenced and thereafter diligently prosecuted to conclusion without delay and interruption, the Lessee shall be deemed to have cured said default;
Lessee’s Objectionable Conduct
(f) If at any time the Lessor shall determine, upon the affirmative vote of two-thirds of its then Board of Directors, at a meeting duly called for that purpose, that because of objectionable conduct on the part of the Lessee or of a person dwelling or visiting in the apartment repeated after written notice from Lessor, the tenancy of the Lessee is undesirable; (it being understood, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, that repeatedly to violate or disregard the House Rules hereto attached or thereafter established in accordance with the provisions of this lease, or to permit or tolerate a person of dissolute, loose or immoral character to enter or remain in the building or the apartment shall be deemed to be objectionable conduct);
Termination of All Proprietary Leases
(g) if at any time the Lessor shall determine, upon the affirmative of two-thirds of its then Board of Directors at a meeting such directors duly called for that purpose, and the affirmative vote of the record holders of at least 80% in amount of its then issued shares, at a shareholders’ meeting duly called for that purpose, to terminate all proprietary leases;
Destruction of Building
(h) If the building shall be destroyed or damaged and the shareholders shall decide not repair or rebuild as provided in Paragraph 4;
(i) If at any time the building or a substantial portion thereof shall be taken by condemnation proceedings;
Lessee’s Default Under Security Agreement
(j) If Lessee shall default in the payment or performance of any of Lessee’s obligations under any pledge or other security agreement (the “Security Agreement”) given a Secured Party (who has complied with the provisions of the said Paragraph 17 (b), and written notice of such default is given to the Lessor by the secured Party or its counsel.
Lessor’s Rights After Lessee’s Default
32. (a) In the event the Lessor resumes possession of the apartment, either by summary proceedings, action of ejectment or otherwise because of default by the Lessee in the payment of any rent or additional rent due hereunder, or on the expiration of the term pursuant to a notice given as provided in Paragraph 31 hereof upon the happening of any event specified in subsections – (a) to (f) inclusive or (j) of Paragraph 31, Lessee shall continue to remain liable for payment of a sum equal to the rent which would have become due hereunder and shall pay the same in installments at the time such rent would be due hereunder. No suit brought to recover any such rent or additional rent shall prejudice the right of the Lessor to recover any subsequent installment. After resuming possession, the Lessor may, at its option, from time to time (i) relet the apartment for its own account, or (ii) relet the apartment as the agent of the lessee, in the name of the Lessee or in its own name, for a term or term which may be less than or greater than the period which would otherwise have constituted the balance of the term of this lease, and may grant concessions or free rent, in its discretion. Any reletting of the apartment shall be deemed for the account of the Lessee, unless within ten days after such reletting the Lessor shall notify the own account. The fact that the Lessor may have relet the apartment as agent for the Lessee shall not prevent the Lessor from thereafter notifying the Lessee that or proposes to relet the apartment for its own account. If the Lessor relets the apartment as agent for the lessee, it shall after reimbursing itself for its expenses in connection therewith, including, leasing commission and reasonable amount for attorneys’ fees and expenses, and decoration, alterations and repairs in and to the apartment, apply the remaining avails of such reletting against the Lessee’s continuing obligations hereunder. There shall be a final accounting between the lessor and the lessee upon the earliest of the following four dates: (A) the date of expiration of the term of this lease as stated on page 1 hereof; (B) the date as of which a new proprietary lease covering the apartment shall have become effective; (C) the date the Lessor written notice to the lessee that it has relet the apartment for its own account; (D) the date upon which all proprietary leases of the Lessor terminated. From and after the date upon which the Lessor becomes obligated to account to the Lessee, as above provided, the Lessor shall have no further duty to account to the Lessee for any avails of reletting and the Lessee shall have no further liability for sums thereafter accruing hereunder, but such termination of the Lessee’s liability shall not affect any liabilities theretofore accrued.
Collection of Rent from Subtenants
(b) if the Lessee shall at any time sublet the apartment and shall default in the payment of any rent or additional rent, the Lessor may, at its option, so long as such default shall continue, demand and receive from the subtenant the rent due or becoming due from such subtenant to the Lessee, and apply the amount to pay sums due and to become due from the Lessee to the Lessor. Any payment by a subtenant to the Lessor shall constitute a discharge of the obligation of such subtenant to the lessee to the extent of the amount so paid. The acceptance of rent from any subtenant shall not be deemed a consent to or approval of any subletting or assignment by the Lessee, or a release or discharge of any of the obligations of the Lessee hereunder.
Sales of Shares
(c) upon the termination of this lease under the provisions of subdivision (a) to (f) inclusive or (j) of Paragraph 31, the Lessee shall surrender to the corporation the certificate for the shares of the corporation owned by the Lessee to which this lease is appurtenant. Whether or not said certificates is surrendered, the Lessor may issue a new proprietary lease of the apartment and issue a new certificate for the shares of the Lessor owned by the Lessee and allocated to the apartment when a purchaser therefor is obtained, provided the issuance of such shares and such lease to such purchaser is authorized by a resolution of the Directors , or by writing signed by a majority of the Directors or by lessees owning, or record at least majority of the shares of the Lessor accompanying proprietary leases then in force. Upon such issuance the certificate owned or held by the lessee shall be automatically cancelled and rendered null and void. The lessor shall apply the proceeds received for the issuance of such shares first, towards the payment of lessee’s indebtedness hereunder (including interest, attorneys’ fee and other expenses incurred by the Lessor); second, if said termination shall result pursuant to subdivision (j) of Paragraph 31 by reason of the default under the Security Agreement towards the payment of Lessee’s indebtedness under the Security Agreement (including all costs, expense and charges payable by Lessee thereunder); and, third, if the proceeds are sufficient to pay the foregoing, the Lessor shall pay over any surplus to the Lessee, but if insufficient the lessee shall remain liable for the balance of the indebtedness due hereunder and (if applicable) under said Security Agreement. Upon the issuance of any such new proprietary lease and certificate, the lessee shall only be liable for rent and expenses accrued to that time. The Lessor shall not, however, be obligated to sell such shares and appurtenant lease or otherwise make any attempt to mitigate damages.
Waiver of Right of Redemption
33. The Lessee hereby expressly waives any and all right of redemptions in case the Lessee shall be dispossessed by judgement or warrant of any courts or judge. The words “enter,” and “re-entry” as used in this lease are not restricted to their technical legal meaning.
Surrender of Possession
34. Upon the termination of this lessee under provision of subdivisions (a) to (f) inclusive or (j) of Paragraph 31, the lessee shall remain liable as provided in Paragraph 32 of this lease. Upon termination of this lease under any other of its provisions, the lessee shall be and remain liable to pay all rent, additional rent and other charges due or accrued and to perform all covenants and agreements of the Lessee up to the date of such termination. On or before any such termination the lessee shall vacate the apartment and surrender possession thereof to the lessor or its demand of the lessor or its assigns, shall execute, acknowledge and deliver to the lessor or its assigns any instruments which may reasonably be required to evidence the surrendering of all estate and interest of the Lessee in the apartment or in the building of which it is a part.
Lessee’s Options to Cancel
35. (a) This lease may be cancelled by the lessee on any September 30th after the third anniversary of the consummation of the plan of cooperative organization pursuant to which proprietary leases were originally issued upon complying with all the provisions here in after set forth. Irrevocable written notice of intention to cancel must be given by the lessee to the lessor on or before April 1 in the calendar year with such cancellation is to occur. At the time of the giving of such notice of intention to cancel there must be deposited with the lessor by the Lessee.
(1) the Lessee’s counterpart of this lease with a written assignment in form required by the Lessor, in black, effective as of August 31 or the year of cancellation, free from all subleases, tenancies, liens, encumbrances, pledges, security interest and other charges whatsoever (except right of occupancy of third parties existing on the date the lessor acquires title of the building);
(2) the Lessee’s certificates for his shares of the Lessor, endorsed in black for transfer and with all necessary transfer tax stamps affixed or with payment of any transfer taxes due thereon;
(3) a written statement setting forth in detail those addition, improvements, fixtures or equipment which the lessee has under the terms of this lease the right to and intends to remove.
Removal of Fixtures; Possession
(b) all additions, improvements , appliances and fixtures which are removable under the terms of this lease and which are enumerated in the statement made as provided in subdivision (3) above shall be removed by the Lessee prior August 31st the lessee shall deliver possession of the apartment to the Lessor in good condition with all required equipment, fixtures and appliances installed and in proper operating condition and free from all subleases and tenancies, liens, encumbrances, pledge, security interests and other charges which shall be payable under this lease up to and including the following September 30th.
Permission to show and Occupy Premises
(c) the Lessor and its agents say show the apartment to prospective lessees, contractors and architects and architects at reasonable time after notice of the Lessee’s intentions to cancel. After August 31st or the earlier vacating of the apartment, the Lessor and its agents, employees and lessees may enter the apartment, occupy the same and make such alterations and additions therein as the lessor may deem the rent due hereunder.
Effective Date of Cancellation
(d) if the Lessee is not otherwise in default hereunder and if the lessee shall have complied with all of the provisions of subdivisions (a) and (b) hereof, the this lease shall be cancelled and all rights, duties and obligations of the parties hereunder shall cease as of the September 30th fixed in said notice, and the shares of Lessor shall become the absolute property of the lessor, provided, however that the lessee shall not be released from any indebtedness owing to the Lessor on said last mentioned date.
Rights on Lessee’s Default
(e) if the lessee shall give the notice but fail to comply with all of the other provisions of this paragraph, the Lessor shall have option at any time prior to September 30th (i) of returning to the lessee this lease, the certificate for shares and other documents deposited, and thereupon the Lessee shall deemed to have withdrawn the notice of intention to cancel this lease, or (ii) treating this lease as cancelled as of the September 30th named in the notice of intentions to cancel as the date for the cancellation of such lease, and bringing such proceedings and actions as it may deem best to enforce the covenants of the lessee the herein above contained and to collect from the lessee the payments which the Lessee is required to make hereunder, together with reasonable attorneys’ fees and expenses.
Extension of Options to cancel
36. (a) If on April 1st in any year the total number of shares owned by lessees holding proprietary leases who have given notice pursuant to Paragraph 35 of intention to cancel such proprietary leases on September 30th of said year shall aggregate the percent (10%) or more of the Lessor’s outstanding shares, exclusive of the treasury shares, then the Lessor shall, prior to April 30th in such year, give a written notice to the holders of all issued shares of the lessor stating the total number shares owned by lessees of intention to cancel. In such case the proprietary lessees to whom such notice shall have been given shall have the right to cancel their leases in compliance with the provisions of Paragraph 35 hereof, provided only that written notice of the intention to cancel such leases shall be given on or before the following July 1st instead of the preceding April 1st.
Right of Lessees to Cancel
(b) If lessees owning at least 80% of the then issued and outstanding shares of the Lessor shall exercise the options to cancel their leases in one year, then this and all other proprietary leases shall thereupon terminate on the September 30th of the year in which such options shall have been exercised, as though every lessee had exercised such option. In such event none of the lessees shall be required to surrender his shares to the lessor and all certificates for shares delivered to the lessor by those who had, during that year, served notice of intention to cancel their leases under the provisions hereof, shall be returned to such lessees.
Continuance of Cooperative Management of Building after all Leases Terminated
37. No later than thirty days after the termination of all proprietary leases, whether by expiration of their terms or otherwise, a special meeting of shareholders of the Lessor shall take place to determine whether (a) to continue to operate the building as a residential apartment building, (b) to alter demolish or rebuild the building and liquidate the assets of the Lessor, and the Directors shall carry out the determination made at said meeting of shareholders of the Lessor , and all of the holders of the issued and outstanding shares of the Lessor shall have such rights as ensure to shareholders of corporation having title to real estate.
38. (a) The term “Unsold Shares” means and has exclusive reference to the shares of the Lessor which were issued to the Lessor’s grantor(s) or individual(s) produced by the Lessor’s grantor(s) pursuant to the plan of cooperative organization of Lessor; and each block of such shares shall continue to retain their character as Unsold Shares only until (1) they become the property of a purchaser for bona fide occupancy (by himself or a member of his family) of the apartment to which such shares are allocated, (2) the holders of such block of shares (or a member of his family) becomes a bona fide occupant of the apartment to which they are allocated or (3) the transferor, in connection with his assignment thereof, does not designate the transferee as a holder of Unsold Shares. The term “holder of Unsold Shares” wherever used herein shall include a “purchaser of Unsold Shares”, such terms being used interchangeably in this lease.
Subletting Apartment and Sales of Shares
(b) Neither the subletting of the apartment nor the assignment of this lease, by the lessee who is the holder of the block of Unsold Shares allocated thereto, or any Lessee who has not purchased for his personal occupancy or that of any member of his family shall require the consent of the Directors or shareholders, as provided in Paragraph 15 and 16, nor shall Lessor make any charge of any kind in connections therewith.
Change in Forms of Lease
(c) Without the consent of the Lessee, no change in the form, terms or conditions of this proprietary lease, as permitted by Paragraph 6, shall (1) affect the rights of the Lessee who is the holder of the Unsold Shares accompanying this lease to sublet the apartment or to assign this lease, as provided in this paragraph, or (2) eliminate or modify any rights, privileges or obligations of such Lessee.
Restriction on Cancellation
(d) The provisions of Paragraph 35 may not be availed of by a Lessee who is the holder of the block of Unsold Shares accompanying this lease unless (i) lessees owning a majority of Lessor’s outstanding shares shall have given notice of intentions to cancel pursuant to Paragraph 35 or 36 or (ii) all Unsold Shares constitute 15 or less of Lessor’s outstanding shares, at least five (5) years shall have paid to lessor a sum equal to product of the current monthly rent (maintenance charge) payable under this lease multiplied by 24.
Foreclosure – Receiver of Rents
39. Notwithstanding anything contained in this lease, if any action shall be instituted to foreclosure any mortgage on the land or the building or the leasehold of the land or building, the Lessee shall, on demand , pay to the receiver of the rents appointed in such actions rent, if any , owning hereunder on the date of such appointment and shall pay thereafter to such receiver in advance, on the first day of each month during the pendency of such action, as rent hereunder , the rent for the apartment as last determined and established by the Directors prior to the commencement of said action, and such rent shall be paid during the period of such receivership, whether or not the director shall have determined and establishing the rent payable hereunder for any part of the period during which such receivership may continue. The provisions of this Paragraph are intended for the building or the leasehold of the land or building and may not be modified or annulled without the prior written consent of any such mortgage holder.
To Whom Covenants Apply
40. The references herein to the Lessee or to a shareholder of the Lessor shall be deemed to include the executors, administrators, legal representative, legatees, distributes and assign of the Lessee or of such shareholder; and covenants herein contained shall apply to, bind and ensure to the benefits of the Lessor and its successors and assign, and the Lessee and the executors, administrators, legal representative, legatees, distributes, successors and assign of the Lessee, expect as hereinabove stated.
Waiver of Trial by Jury
41. To the extent permitted by law, the respective parties hereto shall and they hereby do waive trial by jury in any actions, proceeding or counterclaim brought by either of the parties hereto against the other on any matters lease, the Lessee’s use or occupancy of the apartment, or any claim of damage resulting from any act or omission of the parties in any way connected with this lease or the apartment.
Lessor’s Additional Remedies
42. In the event of a breach or threatened breach by Lessee of any provision hereof, the lessor shall have the right of injunctions and the right to invoke any remedy at law or in equity, as if re-entry, summary proceedings and other remedies were not here in provided for, and the election of one or more remedies shall not preclude the Lessor from any other remedy.
Lessee More Than One Person
43. If more than one person is named as Lessee hereunder, the Lessor may require the signatures of all such persons in connection with any notice to be given or action to be taken by the Lessee hereunder, including, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the surrender or assignment of this leave, or any request for consent to assignment or subletting. Each person named as Lessee shall be jointly and severally liable for all of the Lessee’s obligation hereunder. Any notice by the Lessor to any person named as Lessee shall be sufficient, and shall have the same force and effect as though given to all persons named as Lessee.
Effect of Partial Invalidity
44. If any clause or provision herein contained shall be adjudged invalid, the same shall not affect the validity of any other clause or provision of this lease, or constitute any cause of action in favor of either party as against the other; and such clause shall be deemed deleted, limited, expanded or otherwise modified or conditioned to the extent necessary to render it valid.
Notice to Lessor of Default
45. The Lessee may not institute an action or proceeding against the Lessor or defend , or assert counterclaim in any action by the Lessor related to the Lessee’s failure to pay rent , if such action, defense or counterclaim is based upon the Lessor’s failure to comply with its obligations under this lease or any law, ordinance or governmental regulations unless such failures shall have continued for at least thirty days before such action or proceeding was commenced and the giving of written notice thereof by the Lessee to the Lessor.
Unity of Shares and Lease
46. The shares of the Lessor held by the Lessee and allocated to the apartment have been acquired and are owned subjects to the following conditions agreed upon with the Lessor and with each of the other proprietary lessees for their mutual benefits:
(a) the shares represented by each certificate are transferable only as an entirety and only in connection with a simultaneous transfer of this lease, unless transferred pursuant to Article V Section 4 of the By-laws of the Lessor in connection with the regrouping of space in one or more apartments.
(b) the shares shall not be sold or transferred except to the Lessor or to an assign of this lease after compliance with all of the provisions of this lease relating to assignments
Charges for Gas and Electricity
47. If at any time or times during the terms of this lease the consumption of gas or electricity, or both, in the apartment is measured by a meter which also measures consumption outside the apartment, the Lessor may determine from time to time by resolution of the Board of Directors thereof, the charges, if any, to paid by the Lessee on account of such consumption of gas or electricity or both and any such charges shall payable monthly in advance or in such payments or installments as shall be required by the Directors as shall be provided in such resolution.
Such charges may be determined in the proportions that the number of shares of Lessor allocated to the apartment bears to all shares of Lessor then issued and outstanding, or in the approximate proportion that the floor area of the apartment bears to all floor areas measured by such meter, or such other equitable method as may be determined by the Directors.
48. The Lessor will not discriminate against any person because of his race, creed, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, sex or other ground prescribed by law when exercising any right reserved to it in this lease.
49. The marginal headings of the several paragraphs of this lease shall not be deemed a part of this lease.
Changes to Be in Writing
50. The provisions of this lease cannot be changed orally.
Certain Limitations on Lessor’s Right to Increase Cash Requirements
51. Supplementing and modifying Paragraph 1(c) above, so long as the Unsold Shares constitute 25 or more of the outstanding shares of the Lessor, the Lessor shall not take any of the following actions within three years after the Closing Date unless Lessees owning at least 75 of the shares of the Lessor approve same in writing or by vote, in person or by proxy, at duly constituted meeting called for such purpose:
(i) increase the number or change the type of employees from that described in the aforesaid plan in the footnotes to the schedule of projected receipts and expenses for First Year of Cooperative Operation;
(ii) provide for new additional services from those indicated in the aforesaid Plan in the footnotes to the schedule of projected receipts and expenses for first year of Cooperative Operation, unless the annual cost of such new or additional Services, when added to the annual cost of all other services being provided is no greater than those provided in said footnotes, or
(iii) undertake any small or major improvement or addition, unless required by Law.
(iv) accumulate reserves in any calendar year in excess of 3% of the actual operating expenses of the apartment corporation for its preceding calendar year or $30,500, whichever is greater and for any period less than a full calendar year, the amount of reserves that may be accumulate shall be proportionately reduced.
Incorporation of Plan to convert to Cooperative Ownership
52. This lease incorporates by reference, as if the same were set forth herein at length, all the terms of Lessor’s Plan to convert to cooperative ownership, filed with the Department of Law of the State of New York in accordance with the provisions of Section 352-e of the General Business Law of the State of New York, as amended prior to the date of this lease, pursuant to which the Lessor was organized and acquired the building but nothing herein shall create any obligations on the part of the Lessor or any present or previous shareholder of the Lessor.
Limitation on Obtaining Possession of Apartments
53. If the Plan to Convert to Cooperative Ownership pursuant to which the Lessor was organizes and acquired the building was declared effective as a non-eviction plan, neither the Lessee nor any subsequent holder of the shares allocated to the apartment by means of a proceeding under Sections 54a or 54b of the Re Stabilization Code or any other similar provision of law.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have executed this lease as of the date above written.
STATE OF NEW YORK
COUNTRY OF NEW YORK
On the day of ________, in the year 19, before me personally appeared by me duly sworn, did depose and say that () he is the (________) of the NEW YORK COOPERATIVE CORPORATION. The corporation described in and which executed the foregoing instruments, that he knows the seal of said corporation; that the seal affixed to said instrument in such corporate seal; that it was affixed by order of the Board of Directors of said corporation, and that he signed his name thereto by like orders.
STATE OF NEW YORK
COUNTRY OF NEW YORK
On the day of ______, in the year 19’__, before me personally appeared to me personally known and known to me to be the individual described in and who executed the foregoing instrument, and duly acknowledged to me that (s) he executed the same.