7. Automatic Suspension Upon Relocation of Office Without Notice

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

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

1514 DOS 08 Matter of Ram – appraiser; misleading appraisal report; no appearance; notice undeliverable; failure to advise of change of address; incomplete appraisal; revocation

1104 DOS 09 Matter of Rossi – broker; agency disclosure; accept deposit without authority, vacate business premises without notice to DOS; held out as broker associated with unrelated broker; failure to maintain definite place of business; revocation and no relicensure until repay of deposits with interest

1225 DOS 09 Matter of Aaron – agency disclosure; vacated licensed address without notifying DOH RPL §441-a[3]; relocation without DOS approval; 19 NYCRR (175.20[d]); held out as associate with other firm without license; $250 fine or 3-month suspension

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