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I have submitted a purchase...
I have submitted a purchase application for an apartment in Riverdale
to Goodman Managment but it has been rejected that I do not qualify
without a reason and explanation. All financial info was provided.
The broker declared that I am highly qualified.
But I suspect that my age (84) is the reason or other "fishy" possibilities.
Do I have the right to know the reason for denial ?
Thank you.
Norbert Kucharczyk
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Real Estate Law
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I am sorry to hear about this situation. There is no "right" to know about denial, per se. Meaning that the cooperative does not have to list its reasons. However, if the would-be-buyer feels that it is discrimination based on age, then they can possibly bring a suit against the Cooperative.

If so, then as part of what is known as legal discovery (See HERE), the would-be-buyer can get documentation which may be a "smoking gun" that mentions age as a factor, or, can get someone to admit same in a discovery deposition.

Eventually the question would be decided by the Court at trial. So it is a risk. One has to file a suit first before being able to get any evidence that may support the claim. Sometimes, one already holds evidence or the evidence is overwhelming. Other times, parties file on little more than a hunch, and hope they are correct and that their claim stands.

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