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North Carolina commission: Vacation renters should get refunds

Posted at 9:37 PM, Mar 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-21 21:37:50-04

DUCK, N.C. -- A North Carolina state panel says people renting beach houses in counties that have blocked visitor access to the Outer Banks because of the new coronavirus should get their money refunded.

The North Carolina Real Estate Commission has ruled that state law sides with tenants in this situation.

The Virginian-Pilot newspaper reports the commission says landlords who won’t refund money are open to lawsuits.

Dare and Currituck counties have approved orders preventing visitors and non-resident property owners from entering the Outer Banks. And Hyde County has blocked visitor access to Ocracoke Island.