AN ACT TO RESTORE, TO THE STATE OF ITS EXISTENCE IMMEDIATELY PRIOR TO THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF CHAPTER 160D OF THE GENERAL STATUTES, THE
LAW GOVERNING THE AUTHORITY OF COUNTIES AND CITIES TO CONDUCT PERIODIC INSPECTIONS FOR HAZARDOUS OR UNLAWFUL CONDITIONS.
Amends GS 160D-1207(c) (minimum housing codes – periodic inspections) by prohibiting a local government from adopting or enforcing any ordinance requiring an owner or manager of rental property to obtain a permit or permission (was, limited permit or permission under Articles 11 (building code enforcement) and 12 (minimum housing codes) of GS Chapter 160D) from the local government to lease or rent residential real property or to register rental property with the local government except for properties with more than four verified violations in a 12-month period or two or more verified violations in a 30-day period, or upon the property being identified as in the top 10% of property with crime or disorder problems. Effective October 1, 2021, and any conflicting ordinance or policy is void on or after that date.
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