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(A) As provided by G.S. § 160A-439(I), the cost of any repairs, alterations or improvements, or of vacating and closing, or removal or demolition, caused to be made or done by the Inspector pursuant to § 151.34 of this chapter shall be a lien against the real property upon which the cost was incurred. The lien shall be filed, have priority, and be collected in the same manner as the lien for special assessments established by G.S. Ch. 160A, Art. 10.
(B) If the real property upon which the cost was incurred is located within the incorporated limits of the town, then the amount of costs shall also be a lien on any other real property of the owner located within the Town limits or within one mile thereof, except for the owner’s primary residence. This additional is inferior to all prior liens and shall be collected as money judgment.
(C) If the dwelling is removed or demolished by the Building Inspector, he shall, if possible sell in any commercially reasonable manner the materials of the dwelling, and any personal property, fixtures or appurtenances found in or attached to the dwelling, and shall credit the proceeds of the sale against the cost of the removal or demolition and any balance remaining shall be deposited in the Superior Court by the Building Inspector, shall be secured in a manner directed by the Court, and shall be disbursed by the Court to the persons found to be entitled thereto by final order or decree of the Court.
(Prior Code, § 151.35) (Ord. passed 9-8-1994 amended)