The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) require that renters receive known information on lead-based paint and lead-based paint hazards during sales and rentals of housing built before 1978. The government requires that renters  receive specific information on lead-based paint in the housing as well as a Federal […]

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RALEIGH PROP SUSPENSION!

by admin on August 14, 2012 · 0 comments

Greetings Triangle Landlords! We have good news, however temporary it may be. When going to the City of Raleigh’s Probationary Rental Occupancy Permit (PROP) page you are currently greeted by the following announcement: Notice! Application of the City of Raleigh’s PROP Program has been temporarily suspended due to impending revisions to the ordinance. For that […]

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This week I am going to update you all on what is going on in the Triangle with respect to rental inspection and one other issue: Raleigh:  It appears that Raleigh is maintaining the status quo on PROP. There was a proposal to greatly increase penalties, and reduce chances to remove or reduce strikes, but […]

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On June 11, 2012, the Governor signed House Bill 493 into law as Session Law 2012-17, appropriately entitled “Landlord Tenant Law Changes.” Although signed on June 11, 2012, the Law is not effective until October 1, 2012. The Law passage is due in large part to the efforts of the Apartment Association of North Carolina […]

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NC RESIDENTIAL INSPECTION LAW

by admin on February 7, 2012 · 0 comments

As you may be aware, North Carolina signed Residential Inspection Bill SB 683 (the “Bill”) into law in June 2011 in large part due to the efforts of the Apartment Association of North Carolina and it’s regional branches like the Triangle Apartment Association. Unfortunately the Bill was not passed as it was originally written due […]

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Problem: What happens when after Tenant A harasses Tenant B, you find out that your tenant A has a violent criminal history? Correct Answer: Clearly the applicant lied on your tenancy application, and lying on your tenancy application is a default under the lease. You may immediately file an action for eviction. Unfortunate Answer: Your […]

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Where would you even look to find the answer to this question?Other than asking a knowledgeable landlord tenant attorney, or reading this blog (published by a knowledgeable landlord tenant attorney), the Real Estate Commission website has a lot of information for anyone who is interested in the regulation of real estate in North Carolina. First […]

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PROP Coming to Chapel Hill?

by admin on October 27, 2011 · 0 comments

1st Step Moratorium On June 21, 2011, the Chapel Hill Town Council passed an ordinance establishing a development moratorium on all construction and rehabilitation of residential dwelling for an area in and around the Northside and Pine Knolls neighborhoods, including properties that are within the borders of the Neighborhood Conservation Districts and properties located on […]

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What: Triangle Apartment Association: Independent Rental Owners Committee MeetingSubject: Landlord LiabilityWhen: September 22, 2010Where: 3739 National Dr # 202 Raleigh, NC 27612-4844 (919) 782-1165 Norman D. Praet, Esq. presents the following: LANDLORD LIABILITY; A property owner has a duty to provide their tenants a reasonably safe environment. This duty comes from a number of areas: […]

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The town of Cary is considering imposing impact fees on new multi-family construction despite Wake County’s repeal of such fees because they stifle growth. You can read the Cary News article on the issue here. If you are involved in the multi-family industry in Cary you should consider letting the Cary Town Council know what […]

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