With the legislative session coming to a close, there are a couple of NC REALTORS® Legislative Priorities which need to be accomplished. One of the most important priorities pending is legislation dealing with private roads maintenance.

House Bill 457 “Performance Guarantee/Subdivision Streets” seeks to protect homeowners by addressing this issue going forward by establishing a new standard for construction using performance guarantees for developers. As well, the bill requires that NCDOT develop a comprehensive database of the state’s public and private roads system. House Bill 457 is the result of significant work over the past two years between NC REALTORS® and numerous stakeholders to address the issues faced by property owners.

TAKE ACTION and ask your Senator to support House Bill 457 and ensure that it receives a hearing before adjournment.

Your action is important to ensure that this priority is accomplished and that Senators know the true impact that it will have on communities across the state.

TAKE ACTION TODAY!

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Support House Bill 457
Dear [Decision Maker],
As North Carolina continues to grow, it is important to have solid infrastructure to support that growth. Investment in these future projects is necessary, but there are also existing roads which need immediate attention.

In many subdivisions it is unclear as to who is responsible for the maintenance of the streets. This is often because previous developers never fully turned over the roads to the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), even though the homes were purchased with letters of intent for acceptance. As the years have passed, these roads have continued to degrade; many to the point where school buses and emergency vehicles cannot travel on them.

House Bill 457 "Performance Guarantee/Subdivision Streets" seeks to protect homeowners by establishing a new standard for construction using performance guarantees for developers. As well, the bill requires that NCDOT develop a comprehensive database of the state's public and private roads system. This will allow buyers to be aware of the road ownership prior to purchase and not get stuck with expensive repair costs.

This bill passed unanimously by the House but is still being held in the Senate Rules Committee.

Please support House Bill 457 and ask that it be heard in committee.

As an NC REALTOR® I recognize the importance of a strong and reliable infrastructure. I support this legislation because it sets us on the correct path forward to resolving issues for property owners across the state.

Thank you for your support of homeowners across our state!
Sincerely,
[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State ZIP]