The Renaissance Park Owners Association will authorize tenants

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A neighborhood in South Raleigh is changing course and allowing longtime tenants to stay.

Some residents of Renaissance Park, at the intersection of Tryon Road and South Wilmington Street, were surprised and angry when their homeowners association told them it would start enforcing its commitments and ban tenants.

Tenants represent approximately 180 of the neighborhood’s 1,000 single-family and townhome homes.

But the Renaissance Park Master Association’s board of directors told residents this week it was reversing the decision.

“The (HOA) met last Monday to try to find a compromise on the issue of the tenancy agreement in the tools we had at our disposal,” according to a message sent to residents of Renaissance Park.

Current tenants will have acquired or permitted rights to stay. The exception ends if the property is sold. And new rentals are not permitted after January 1, 2022, unless an “approved hardship exemption” is approved by the HOA.

Guidelines for receiving an exemption will be issued by the end of 2021, according to the message to residents.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

This story was originally published November 9, 2021 11:22 a.m.

Anna Johnson covers Raleigh and Wake County for the News & Observer. She has previously covered city government, crime, and business for newspapers across North Carolina and has received numerous North Carolina Press Association awards, including first place for investigative reporting. She is a 2012 alumnus of Elon University.
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