I just received a letter from Eden county that one of my houses has a code violations and I am to appear for a hearing before the House Inspector. They say that the property is infested with roaches and rats and unhabitable as a result.
1. Do I have to appear before the court or can I send a proxy on my behalf?
2. Does anyone have an experience with code violation hearing and what should I do to prepare. My hearing is on August 9th.
I would immediately higher a exterminator to inspect/ give a written plan of attack/ begin treatment to correct.
As far as appearing. Do you have a property manager? I would assume a Property manager or a lawyer would be suitable representation as long as they bring proof you are actively attempting to rectify the issue.