Last night, attorneys Al Taffae and Theresa Racht led a workshop on filling out a complaint and filing it with the Attorney General’s office. The basic reasons for a complaint are:
- the sponsor is not selling apartments, instead continuing to run an unregulated rental business
- the sponsor continues to control the Board, either formally or in some de facto manner
Theresa and Al created a checklist form to make it easier to structure the information needed for a complaint. If you didn’t attend and would like a copy of the form, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send it to you. It’s important to be aware that in signing the complaint form, you are attesting to the truthfulness of your allegations.
One of the important goals of RSU is to bring to the attention of politicians and the Attorney General how widespread and pernicious the problem of sponsor-controlled co-ops is. If you have not downloaded the letters to the Governor, the NYC Public Advocate or the Attorney General from the September 10 meeting, do so now — they are Word documents. Change the date, add any of your own language and send them in.
We need to make some collective noise.