A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT AUTHORIZING AN OWNER OF A SELF-STORAGE FACILITY WHO HAS A LIEN UPON PERSONAL PROPERTY TO DELIVER NOTICE OF THE PUBLIC SALE OF THE PROPERTY TO THE OCCUPANT BY CERTIFIED MAIL OR BY VERIFIED ELECTRONIC MAIL, TO PUBLISH NOTICE IN ANY COMMERCIALLY REASONABLE MANNER, AND TO CONDUCT THE SALE THROUGH AN ONLINE, PUBLICLY ACCESSIBLE AUCTION WEB SITE, AND TO INCREASE THE MINIMUM LATE FEES FOR SELF-STORAGE FACILITY RENTAL CONTRACTS.
House amendment #2 makes the following changes to the 2nd edition.
Changes long title.
Amends GS 44A-43(c), providing that not less than 20 days prior to the public sale, the lienor will issue a notice to the person having a security interest in the property by certified mail, or by verified electronic mail if the occupant makes an election in the rental agreement that notice will be given in that manner. This notice will be presumed to be delivered when it is properly addressed, first-class postage prepaid and deposited with the USPS or sent by verified electronic mail to the occupant's last known address.
House amendment #3 makes the following change to the 2nd edition.
Amends GS 66-306 (Late fees), establishing that the applicable late fees for rental contracts in which a definite time for payment of the rent is fixed will not exceed $15 or 15% of the rental payment for each rental unit, whichever is greater.
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