Hampton house unfit for tenants, committee rules

This house located at 120 and 120 1/2 1st Ave. NE was the topic of a Hampton Housing Rehab Committee meeting Monday. NICK PEDLEY/HAMPTON CHRONICLE

Hampton Code Enforcement Officer Doug Tarr made the right decision when he determined a rental property owned by Milton Heyde was unfit for living last month, according to a ruling Monday by the city's Housing Rehab Committee.


The committee’s decision came during special hour-long appeal hearing in City Hall. Heyde, who owns multiple rental properties in Hampton, refuted Tarr's July 24 decision that deemed the residence unfit for living following a required five-year rental property inspection. Heyde claimed Tarr made the decision based on lackluster evidence and personal motives, and he felt he wasn't given proper time to clean up the property after it was ruled unlivable.


Read the full article in the August 20 edition of the Hampton Chronicle.