AN ACT TO CLARIFY THAT OCCUPANTS OF ACCOMMODATIONS PROVIDED BY HOTELS, MOTELS, OR SIMILAR LODGINGS DO NOT CREATE A TENANCY AND ARE NOT SUBJECT TO CHAPTER 42 OF THE GENERAL STATUTES AND TO CLARIFY THAT THESE OCCUPANCIES ARE GOVERNED BY THE STATUTES RELATING TO INNS, HOTELS, AND OTHER TRANSIENT OCCUPANCIES.
Amends GS 72-1 to require an innkeeper to provide suitable lodging accommodations for persons accepted as guests in an inn, hotel, motel, or other similar transient occupancy (was, inn or hotel). Defines transient occupancy as the rental of an accommodation by an inn, hotel, motel, or similar lodging to the same guest or occupant for fewer than 90 consecutive days.
Enacts new GS 42-14.5 providing that the provisions of GS Chapter 42 (landlord and tenant) do not apply to transient occupancies (as defined above). Specifies that an agreement related to a transient occupancy is not deemed to create a tenancy or a residential tenancy unless expressly provided in the agreement.
Applies to a person renting an accommodation in a hotel, motel, or similar lodging facility on or after the date this act becomes law. Requires that a person's rental period be calculated from the first day of consecutive occupation, or right of occupation, in the lodging facility regardless of whether the period began before the act's effective date.