Rockland Senator Backs Chestnut Ridge Cease-and-Desist Zone “100 Percent”

The plan to make Chestnut Ridge “a cease-and-desist zone” has the backing of Rockland’s State Senator 100 percent. After receiving numerous complaints from area residents about what they call aggressive solicitations to sell their homes, the New York Department of State is poised to create a list of homeowners who do not want to be bothered. Senator David Carlucci says it’s a good start to combat those real estate professionals who cross the line, though he recognizes the plan won’t have teeth to deal with non-professionals that also get too aggressive…

Audio: David Carlucci

Similar to a “no-knock” list, the “cease-and-desist zone” would regulate activities of real estate agents, which fall under the department of state’s responsibility. The public can offer their opinions about the proposal to the Department of State until April 16th. If passed, violators can face fines up to $1,000, license suspension, revocation, or simply a reprimand.

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