Posted by dj on September 08, 2001 at 19:20:27:
In Reply to: Housing Discrimination posted by Brian on September 08, 2001 at 13:21:36:
No you were not discriminated against, becuase you were NOT buying a co-op, you were buying SHARES in a corporation that OWNS the co-op.
And becuse of this fact, the co-op board in their business judgement denied you the right to purchaes the shares, which is their right to do.
Judges will NOT overturn a business decesion, so the only advice....stay away from co-ops...as you have found out it is the last vestages of COMMUNISM in America
You would be able to file for discrimination if it were a condo board, because you would be buying actual property, and not shares.
: My fiancé and I decided to purchase a Co-op apt in Queens a few months ago. The last step of our journey after securing our loan was the board interview. Soon after we sat down for the board interview, we were interrogated on our martial status (we plan to get married next May), assets (complained we would not be able to afford the apt if either one of us lose our job), and our parent’s lack of citizenship. They even complained that our parents are not citizens and could not speak English (the board requested our parents as guarantors even though our combine income is well over 140K a year). Subsequently, our application was denied and neither of us would care to live with such horrible people. We would like to know how we can go about filing a complaint or whether we have a case on our hands.
: Thank you so much.
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