New law could force Westchester co-ops to explain rejections to applicants

TRD New York /
Jan.January 25, 2018 11:07 AM

A bill proposed by Democrats in Westchester County would force co-ops to change the application process for would-be buyers. Co-ops boards would have 10 days to acknowledge a completed application and would need to accept or deny the application within 45 days. The co-op would also need to provide a written explanation to people who have been rejected. The law is billed as an anti-discrimination measure, but chief counsel of the Westchester Cooperative and Condominium Advisory Council Ken Finger said the measure is unnecessary, arguing that the current housing law already protects applicants against discrimination, LoHud first reported. [Lohud]

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