EMERALD ISLE, N.C. (WNCT) – In an effort to promote visitor safety within Emerald Isle, seven vacation rental management companies have announced a mandatory deck inspections program.
This comes after two unfortunate deck collapse incidents this past summer.
The program will begin Oct. 1. Properties involved in the inspections program are: Angelfish Properties, Bluewater Real Estate, CENTURY 21 Coastland Realty, Emerald Isle Realty, Shorewood Real Estate, Spinnakers Reach Realty, and Sun-Surf Realty.
All single family and duplex vacation rental units managed by these companies are required to be inspected at least once annually by either a licensed North Carolina general contractor or a licensed North Carolina professional engineer for identification of any safety or structural concerns.
Inspections are expected to be completed by March 1, 2016.
Vacation rental unit owners will then be required to complete necessary safety and structural repairs identified during the annual inspection, and failure to complete the necessary repairs will result in the vacation rental unit being suspended from the vacation rental companies’ management programs until the repairs are complete.
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