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Boone Town Council passes two resolutions: moratorium on rent and mortgage & deceptive rental housing practices

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Last Updated on April 28, 2020 10:00 am

The Boone Town Council has passed two resolutions regarding an immediate moratorium on rent and mortgage payments and unfair and deceptive rental housing practices in the Town of Boone.

In the first resolution, “On April 21, 2020 the Boone Town Council passed the attached resolution calling on President Trump, Federal Legislators, Governor Cooper and State Legislators to impose an immediate moratorium on rent and mortgage payments so that the people of Boone do not experience instability with their housing and/or business ownership due to inability to pay rent and/or mortgage payments due to COVID-19. The resolution was initiated by Councilperson Dustin Hicks and was approved by a unanimous vote of the Town Council.”, according to a Town of Boone press release.

In the second resolution, “On April 21, 2020 the Boone Town Council passed the attached resolution calling on Attorney General Josh Stein to investigate and take actions to stop unfair and deceptive rental housing practices in the Town of Boone. In the same resolution the Town Council asks Senator Ballard and Representative Russell to work together to initiate amendments to the North Carolina Residential Rental Agreements Act and the North Carolina Tenant Securing Deposit Act to prohibit or establish appropriate parameters and prohibitions addressing the practices outlined in the adopted resolution. The resolution was initiated by Councilman Sam Furgiuele and was adopted by a unanimous vote.”, according to a Town of Boone press release.

Both resolutions are attached below.

Rent-Moratorium-Resolution-1

Landlord-Tenant-Practices-Resolution

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