City of Charlotte Considering Revisions to Minimum Housing Standards for Landlords

Housing Code Changes

The City of Charlotte is beginning the process of revising its Minimum Housing Code Ordinance, with changes that could impact housing affordability by raising the cost of property management and code compliance for landlords.

A full list of the proposed changes is available here. They include:

  • Requiring roof drains, gutters and downspouts be maintained in good repair and free from obstructions and designed to discharge rainwater away from
    the structure.
  • Requiring that exhaust ducts for clothes dryers be equipped with a back-draft
    damper.
  • New fines of $500 per day for failure to correct any dangerous violations within 48 hours.
  • Enhanced penalties for Environmental Court convictions that include probation or up to 30 days in jail.

A series of stakeholder meetings is scheduled over the next two weeks, and interested property managers can register at the link at the top of this post. REBIC is working with our members to evaluate the proposed changes and will weigh in at one or more of the upcoming stakeholder meetings.

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