Chestnut Ridge Poised to Become State’s Third “Cease-and-Desist” Zone to Curb Aggressive Home-Buying Tactics

Chestnut Ridge could join areas of the Bronx and Queens by becoming the third New York State municipality to be what’s called “a cease-and-desist zone.” After receiving numerous complaints from area residents about what they called aggressive solicitations to sell their homes, the Department of State is looking to create a list of homeowners who do not want to be bothered, similar to a no-knock list. During her weekly segment on “The Morning Show” yesterday, Naomi Streicher of Realty Teams argued the law would only stop real estate professionals from doing their jobs, but she suspects those who are being complained about are probably not licensed brokers at all…

Audio: Naomi Streicher

One caller, a Chestnut Ridge resident, said he and his neighbors have been harassed for years by people looking to purchase their homes, which were never listed as “for sale”…

Audio: Caller

The zone is slated to become official July first, but the public has until April 16th to submit comments to the Department of State. If passed as-is, violators of the cease-and-desist regulation can be fined up to $1,000, have their license suspended or revoked, or they could be reprimanded.

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