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There is No Granny Clause

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Granny flats, or detached backyard dwellings also known as accessory homes or backyard cottages, were built in the last decade in Durham border Duke University's East Campus after local ordinances governing their construction were revamped. But due to the the enforcement of an invalid city code, many have been left empty and cut off from potential renters. Coleman discusses the use of the occupancy by primary owner clause, its invalidation by the North Carolina Court of Appeals in 2008, and how Durham officials were unaware until recently that they were not supposed to enforce it.
Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 29 Issue 50, Dec 2012, p11, f