Saturday, July 9, 2011

Gov. Perdue Says State is Going "Backwards": Like the rental inspection bill Bev signed that will most definitely harm North Carolina's low income renters?

"An energized Gov. Bev Perdue launched a statewide campaign in Winston-Salem...'s about determining where North Carolina's "heart and soul"
is following the recent passage of a controversial $19.7 billion state budget.

During an impassioned 20-minute speech,
Perdue gave her assessment of the "good, bad and ugly"
from the budget and the recent legislative session.

Did Bev mention the rental inspection elimination bill she signed
that probably benefited many of her campaign contributors
at the expense of North Carolina's poorest residents?

"I believe at the end of the day,
it's done some core damage to education in North Carolina," Perdue said.

Like not trying to prevent increased Medicaid costs for North Carolina taxpayers
who may now have to cover more harmed low income renters?

Perdue said the tense budget tug-of-war only serves as the vehicle for discussion,
"not about money, but about who we are as a people."

People who make poor people's homes less safe?

"That's why I'm on the road.

That's what I'm asking you to think about when you look at your children,
what do you want for them as an adult."


Her voice rising with emotion, Perdue said
"we all want it to be better for them than it was for us.

North Carolina, my friends, is going backward on making it better for them.

"This is a debate I can't have for the people of North Carolina.

This is a debate each of you has to have in your own hearts
and your souls about what's important to fight for."

Except for successfull rental inspection programs
that retard the profits of Bev's financial supporters?

She said North Carolina is at another crossroads -- like it was in the 1950s and 1960s
-- where business, civic, educational and elected officials need to talk honestly
about which direction they want the state to go for future generations.

WS Journal


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Anonymous said...

The laws heavily favor tenants. Criminal penalties abound for landlords who violate the huge number of laws in place. Tenants can fail to pay, wreck the place. make meth. The landlord has only civil remedies. Tenant moves owing big money, landlord tries to locate him/her/them to start civil action and landlord is guilty of stalking. Even if legal action results in a monetary judgment, collecting is difficult and highly unlikely. You should try being a landlord sometime.

Anonymous said...

The rent collected from the tenant must pay all expenses for the property. Taxes, repairs, interest (if any), insurance(if any). Otherwise, the landlord goes broke. Do people become landlords for fun? New regulations and fees are costs that are passed on to the tenants in the form of rent increases. Is there another way to do it and stay solvent?

Anonymous said...

Here is a recent personal example. Small mobile home in good repair, looks nice inside and out, about 500 square feet of living space. Rent $250 per month including range, refrigerator, washer, dryer, dining table and chairs, couch, double bed. All appliances in good working order and look nice. Lawn care and water furnished- all this for $250 per month. Single man moves in alone. Soon brings in girfriend with 2 year old boy. They keep the place clean and cause no trouble, so leave them be, no change in rent amount. Soon pregnant, child is a girl. Then they complain to authorities about substandard housing- the place is too small for them! Authorities find landlord not culpable but only after wasting several hours of the landlord's time- during business hours. Tenant has no penalty at all. What could you as a landlord offer for $250.00 per month and show a positive cash flow? Remember, repairs and replacement funds come from the rent collected. And they skipped with unpaid rent.