Rental property owners must register with city
Starting Sunday residential rental property owners in Raleigh will have two months to get registered with the city and pay a fee.Posted — Updated
The Rental Registration program will create a database of the location and ownership of the city’s rental properties.
“We have had party ordinances on the books for many, many years. They work. I just don’t feel like this is an industry that needs to be overly regulated,” Isley said.
Meeker said it isn’t about revenue. “The registration is a small amount,” he said.
Isley said though the fee goes directly to property owners, in some case, renters could be the ones who pay. Some landlords told WRAL News they agree with passing the cost along to the renters.
“It is a tenant tax that will be passed along to tenants in residential units,” Isley said.
“I’ve been living here for two years, and my rent hasn’t changed. I mean, I’m a graduate student. I have kind of a limited budget,” Ketchie said.
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