43. Relocation of Office

50 DOS 95 Matter of Romano - relocation of principal business address without notice results in automatic suspension; illegal to demand and receive commissions while licensed salesperson; restitution of illegal commissions; failure to settle, so proper to impose higher fine

Consent Order 96-0004, Matter of Bernstein - Failure to notify DOS of change of principal business addressfailure to renew license after expiration; acting as real estate broker without licensefailure by licensee to disclose to seller licensee’s interest as a principal in corporate buyer client; $2,000.00 fine

991 DOS 06 Matter of Levine – fraudulent practice, no business sign, unlicensed trade name, no place of business (RPL 441-a[3]), failure to cooperate, $3,000 fine

1009 DOS 06 Matter of Younge – salesperson managed real estate and collected rents without broker knowledge (RPL §440[3]), request for or on behalf of broker, failure to account, restitution, 6-month suspension

1893 DOS 07 Matter of Jablonski- failure to notify of change of address; failure to post a sign; opportunity to settle; $600 fine prior to any application for renewal

1485 DOS 08 Matter of Doty – broker; jurisdiction over expired licensee; requirement to maintain business records for three years §175.23(2); failure to refund deposit; relocation of offices without notice to DOS; revocation; no consideration of reapplication; refund $500 deposit plus interest

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