RETURN COMPLETED FORM TO:
NYS Department of State
Division of Licensing Services
Complaint Review Office
123 William Street, 19th Floor
New York, NY 10038-3804
To request the complaint form by phone, please call (212) 417-5790.
Donald A Mituzas
Licensed Associate Broker
Vice President - Westchester Putnam Association of Realtors
Prudential Douglas Elliman Real Estate
Katonah, New York
If they declared bankruptcy than you like most people can form a line here.
Contacting the Real Estate Board is a good Start. I would be a bit careful displaying their name in public . They may have a reasonable cause to sue you for character deformation
Before you start throwing accusations make sure that there is not a simple explanation. I could think of a dozen reasons, other than what I have already mentioned. Accident, Illness, Personal Trauma. and the list could go on. I doubt that a broker would risk their license for such small amount of money. As they say something smells here and itâ€™s not cheese.
Just make sure that you are clear and sure of the facts and the dates things occurred before you report an agent and jeopardize their license and reputation.
Did the tenants actually move in yet and did they pay you the second months rent? Did you speak to Gabrela or Shayla since? If you have not I would suggest you give them a call, it may be an innocent mistake. If you do not get satisfaction that way you can file a complaint with the New York State Department of State (DOS). This is the government body that takes care of real estate law and agent regulations.
If I can be of further assistance please let me know. Good luck!
Mitchell S. Feldman
Associate Broker/ Director of Sales
Madison Estates & Properties, Inc.
Office: (718) 645-1665/ Cell: (917) 805-0783
It is truly sad that this has happened to you and I hope get this matter resolved favorably. I would suggest that you contact the NYS Department of State (real estate license division) and also a local attorney (but you may end up spending more in legals cost to recoup your money). You may want to find an attorney that will provide a free consultantion.