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  4. Article 22-A: Consumer Protection From Deceptive Acts and Practices


Section 350-F-1 After-the-fact referral fees

General Business (GBS)

1. No person, firm, partnership, corporation, association, or other entity shall demand or receive a referral fee or compensation of any kind for (i) a referral from any person or other entity relative to finding a seller of real property after a bona fide real estate listing agreement has been signed, (ii) a referral from any person or other entity relative to finding a buyer for real property after a bona fide offer to purchase real property is accepted, or (iii) a referral from any person or other entity relative to finding real property after a bona fide buyer's agency agreement has been signed, unless reasonable cause for payment of such compensation exists.

  2. Any violation of subdivision one of this section shall constitute a deceptive act or practice within the meaning of section three hundred forty-nine of this article.