Landlord files lawsuit to remove homeless camps around property near uptown

Landlord files lawsuit to remove homeless camps around property near uptown
(WSOC)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A Charlotte landlord filed a lawsuit to remove homeless camps around property near uptown.

The owner claims the tents along North Tryon and North College Streets are filled with trash, debris and waste.

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He said he’s paid out of pocket to clean up, customers have been harassed and said his property is decreasing in value.

The owner sites more than 40 calls to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department since March for assaults, robberies and thefts.

They are seeking damages and want a judge to remove the people.

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Earlier this week, Channel 9 reported the people living there won’t be forced to move during the Republican National Convention.

CMPD said it won’t remove them either unless a property owner files a trespassing complaint.