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It shall be unlawful for the owner of any dwelling or dwelling unit to fail, neglect or refuse to repair, alter or improve the same or to vacate and close and remove or demolish the same, upon order of the Inspector duly made and served as herein provided, within the time specified in such order and each day that any such failure, neglect or refusal to comply with the order continues shall constitute a separate and distinct offense. It shall be unlawful for the owner of any dwelling or dwelling unit, with respect to which an order has been issued pursuant to § 151.15 of this chapter, to occupy or permit the occupancy of the same after the time prescribed in the order for its repair, alteration or improvement or its vacation and closing and each day that such occupancy continues after such prescribed time shall constitute a separate and distinct offense. The violation of any provision of this chapter shall constitute a misdemeanor, as provided by G.S. § 14-4. If any occupant fails to comply with an order to vacate a dwelling, the Inspector may file a civil action in the name of the town to remove such occupant in accordance with G.S. § 160A-443(7).
(1992 Code, § 151.21) (Ord. passed 8-13-1990) Penalty, see § 151.99