Thursday, May 31, 2007

Putting the cuffs on realtors

They're getting tough on illegal apartments in Islip:

Law holds Realtors responsible for illegal rentals

Real estate agents are up in arms over a change to the Islip town zoning law that, they say, holds them liable for code violations in properties they list, lease, rent or sell and threatens stiff fines and potential imprisonment.

A first offense can cost up to $2,000 and 15 days in jail according to the code, approved by the town board 5-0 on May 22. Three or more offenses in five years means up to a $5,000 fine.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh, gee, why doesn't someone in Queens write an open letter to our polticians to do this and post it on Crap?

And also post their response.

Queens Civic Congress, ya listening?

Anonymous said...

A-la-Hawaii 5 O....."Book 'em Danno"!

I'd like to see some of our Queens real estate crooks cuffed, and similarly, tossed in jail with general pop !

Becoming an inmate's "Maytag" might cure them of their sleezy practices!

Peter said...

What a great idea! Just ask a realtor to take a look at the certificate of occupancy before they go out and rent a unit. Can they teach realtor's to do that?

Anonymous said...

I can't believe my eyes.. people are actually concerned about abuse in the real estate industry these days??

I guess they must be reading QUEENS CRAP. Thanks Crappy.

rob said...

It does appear that the new legislation is pretty vague. On one hand, someone from the government says that all a real estate agent has to do is check for the proper permit. On the other hand, someone from the real estate end of things says it's not that simple, they may be required to go much further. From what I read in the article, that person may be right.

Does anyone have a copy of that legislation, or know where it can be found online?

Taxpayer said...

Well, here's a simple forecast: The drunken, lapdance-loving, Pinky will NEVER relocate to Islip and run for office there.

Any bets?