Governor Cooper's Executive Order 124

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Governor Cooper's Executive Order 124

Governor Roy Cooper announced another measure to help families impacted COVID -19 by prohibiting utilities from disconnecting people who are unable to pay during this pandemic. Executive Order 124 applies to electric, gas, water and wastewater services for the next 60 days. 

Additionally, section three addresses the housing industry.

  1. There should be no new eviction proceedings until the Chief Justice’s Order expires on April 17.
  2. No new rental bonds are due during this time.
  3. The Clerks of Superior Court may issue Writs of Possession prior to the expiration of the Chief Justice’s Order but are strongly encouraged not to.
  4. Property Owners are strongly encouraged to work with tenants to implement payment plans and avoid evictions.
  5. Private lenders are strongly encouraged to provide loan flexibility to avoid the eviction of tenants.

Its important to remember a few things during the rent collection period.

  • This is a very difficult time for everyone, with the recommendation of the Governor, if payment plans have not been apart of your COVID-19 recovery plan, seriously considered it.
  • The court system will still accept new cases of evictions, however, they will not be addressed until April 17.t.
  • Check with the Clerk of Courts in your district to see how they plan to handle Writ of possessions until regular courts resume.

If you have any questions about the last Executive Order, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Janae Moore, AANC Director of Government Affairs, at