Wednesday, June 22, 2011


Congratulations to the Apartment Association of North Carolina, the Triangle Apartment Association, and all who supported the Residential Buildings Inspections Bill. On June 23, 2011, the Residential Inspections Bill, H 683 became law in North Carolina.

This bill was developed by the AANC in response to Raleigh's Probationary Rental Occupancy Ordinance, and other similar programs, that impose significant fees on landlords with little benefit to either the the landlords or tenants of North Carolina.

Key provisions of the law provide:

• A prohibition mandatory inspections/pre-occupancy inspections. The City of Durham made no attempt to hide the fact that they wanted a City-wide inspection program, and this law stops such proposals in their tracks.

• For many owner/operators, fees will drop by thousands of dollars per-property: only $50 for properties that have 20 or more rental units; $25.00 for properties that have 4 to 19 units; and $15 for properties with three or less units.

• Better yet, only cities with EXISTING registration programs can charge fees. At present, only the Town of Garner and City of Raleigh have such ordinances in place. Effective June 1, no other locality may create one -- another huge achievement!

Norm Praet, Esq.
North Carolina Landlord Tenant Lawyer


  1. Building inspections are high precision tasks that are carried out for both residential as well as commercial properties in all cities.

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  2. It is a very good thing that has been added to the law. The residential building inspections bill should be included in law earlier. Anyways, it's great that at least finally it came into law. Thanks for sharing the nice post. It's better to inspect about every law before buying any property or else it is even much better to go with a property management company. Property Manager Greensboro, NC.

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