In September 2018 I wrote about tenants being legally eligible for refunds after Hurricane Florence (if you’re attempting to get a refund, visit that page also).
I knew there was a problem after hearing from multiple people who were burned, so in October I wrote about Topsail Island realty agencies denying refunds to tenants.
Despite my legal information, there’s only so much I can do. I told people to raise hell, cause a ruckus and call the news.
At least one person did call their local news station.
WRAL’s 5 On Your Side investigated and was able to get a couple a refund on their rental.
In this case, the real estate company who has “managing” the property had the house listed on VRBO.
This is what can happen when you have a real estate agency renting. There’s no personal touch here, no screening, no loyal clients. It’s a totally different business, kind of like changing tires.
Just another reason why some local agents refer people to my Topsail Island property management page.