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Periodic Inspections, Permits, and Registration of Residential Rental Property: Changes in 2017

March 22, 2017

Local governments establish residential rental property inspection, permit, and registration (IPR) programs to ensure that residential rental properties within their jurisdictions are maintained in a safe and decent condition. In recent years, the General Assembly has sought to protect code-complian … Continued

Targeting Troubled Neighborhoods for Housing Code Inspections

March 20, 2012

[UPDATE: The General Assembly enacted changes in 2017. Those changes are discussed in this law bulletin: Residential Rental Property Inspections, Permits, and Registration: Changes in 2017. See Questions 19 and 20 in the bulletin for a discussion of targeted inspections.] Along Broken Dreams Bouleva … Continued

Ensuring Local Policy Complies with New Residential Inspections Law

December 20, 2011

Tyler Mulligan is a School of Government faculty member. The city manager of Tooltime, North Carolina, picks up the phone and calls Tim Taylor, the city’s minimum housing public officer and lead housing inspector. “Tim, I understand why you suspended all periodic inspections in Tooltime that did not … Continued

Minimum Housing: A Way Around Residential Inspection Limits?

September 20, 2011

Tim Taylor is both a housing inspector and the appointed minimum housing public officer for the town of Tooltime, North Carolina. For years he has conducted periodic inspections of dwellings throughout the town in accordance with his town’s periodic inspection program. When those inspections reveale … Continued