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§ 153A‑368.  Actionin event of failure to take corrective action.

If the owner of a building that has been condemned as unsafe pursuantto G.S. 153A‑366 fails to take prompt corrective action, the localinspector shall by certified or registered mail to his last known address or bypersonal service give him written notice:

(1)        That the building is in a condition that appears toconstitute  a fire or safety hazard or to be dangerous to life, health, orother property;

(2)        That a hearing will be held before the inspector at adesignated place and time, not later than 10 days after the date of the notice,at which time the owner is entitled to be heard in person or by counsel and topresent arguments and evidence pertaining to the matter; and

(3)        That following the hearing, the inspector may issue anyorder to repair, close, vacate, or demolish the building that appearsappropriate.

Ifthe name or whereabouts of the owner cannot after due diligence be  discovered,the notice shall be considered properly and adequately served if a copy thereofis posted on the outside of the building in question at least 10 days beforethe day of the hearing and a notice of the hearing is published at least oncenot later than one week before the hearing. (1969, c. 1066, s. 1; 1973, c. 822, s. 1.)