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Old 12-14-2009, 03:37 PM
 
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Question Low income apartment grill laws

My son live in a low income apartment in sanford for 5 years. The new manager threw his grill in the dumpster claiming that it was against NC State law to own a grill in low income apartments. Please do anyone know the state law on this subject.
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Old 12-14-2009, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Back Home in the High Country
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Nothing to do with low income, but it's against the fire code to use a charcoal grill (and maybe gas grills as well) on a wooden deck in a multi-tenant building. A lot of apt. complexes (including upper end ones) offer picnic areas with grills and do not allow grills at individual apts.
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Old 12-14-2009, 04:04 PM
 
Location: Raleigh NC
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For some reason I don't feel like you have told the entire story whether you have just decided to withhold the info or are unaware of it. I find it hard to believe that an apt mgr. would just throw a tenant's personal property away without prior notice or warnings. I have a feeling you son was warned about usage prior and failed to comply.
Regarding the law the NC Office of State Fire Marshal section 308 requires that grills are allowed to be used in apartment complexes as long as they are located 10' from any combustible (the building). This law restricts use to tenants located on the ground level since you can't get a grill 10' away from the building if it's on a patio or balcony.
In fact, here's information directly from the town of Sanford:
http://www.sanfordnc.net/Fire/forms/...0ordinance.pdf

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Old 12-14-2009, 07:09 PM
 
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underPSI, I called my son and he did say that they had a written noticed. He also said that he was more upset for the reasons that was given since they have had the grill for 5 years.
1. "It's against NC Law to have a grill in low income housing apartments"
2. " Against Fire Department regulations" which he found out to be untrue.
Thank you for your information and help.
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Old 12-14-2009, 07:15 PM
 
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RoadPony,
thank you for the infor. these apartment do not have a patio, or porch in the back nothing but ground. The only reason I mentioned low income was it was exact quote from manager. I have never heard this before, and beside grilling is a American pass time in the summer...lol
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Old 12-14-2009, 07:27 PM
 
Location: Raleigh NC
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underPSI, I called my son and he did say that they had a written noticed. He also said that he was more upset for the reasons that was given since they have had the grill for 5 years.
1. "It's against NC Law to have a grill in low income housing apartments"
2. " Against Fire Department regulations" which he found out to be untrue.
Thank you for your information and help.
1. It IS against the law to have a grill in low income apartments or any apartments for that matter UNLESS it is 10 feet away from the building.
2. It IS against f.d. regulations. They are required to follow the NC Office of the Fire Marshal and it is against their regulations so that statement IS true.

Just because "it's an American pass time" doesn't give him the right to continue to use the grill after receiving notice. Quite possible the apt. mgr. was doing your son a favor by throwing the grill away instead of giving him a fine. In my opinion your son deserved to have the grill thrown away. I wish more people had a pair like the apt. mgr. obviously does.
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