Dallas, TX asked in Real Estate Law and Constitutional Law for New York

Q: Can a person be denied purchase of a home in New York City simply because their social media page shows them hunting?

Friend is trying to purchase an apartment in NYC but has been told that they couldnt do the sale since he had pictures of himself hunting in Texas on his social media.

1 Lawyer Answer
Gregory Byrnes
Gregory Byrnes
  • New York, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: Yes, it's likely they can refuse to sell because they are not a protected class under Federal, State, or Local Law. If they are already in contract this would be a different story depending on the contract. You can check the AG's website for more information. https://ag.ny.gov/civil-rights/fair-housing

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