Chestnut Ridge “Cease-and-Desist Zone” Polarizes Community

A potential “cease-and-desist zone” that could be enacted July 1st for the Ramapo village of Chestnut Ridge has ignited passions on all sides of the issue. One caller who earlier in his career had a license to sell real estate, said the first thing he was taught was to get out of the office and knock on doors…

Audio: Two Callers

Real estate professionals are the target of the law, which Naomi Streicher of Realty Teams says is unfair, adding the law is being brought for a few vocal village residents…

Audio: Naomi Streicher

Similar to a “no-knock” list, the proposed “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 until April 16th. If passed, violators can face fines up to $1,000, license suspension, revocation, or simply a reprimand.

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