Washington, DC asked in Contracts and Landlord - Tenant for North Carolina

Q: my signed contract says i have to give 30 day notice to exit a month to month lease, which is longer than NC state 7 day

can i challenge this apartment lease clause in court?

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Cameron Lambe
Cameron Lambe
  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Raleigh, NC
  • Licensed in North Carolina

A: A lease contract typically governs the responsibilities of each party. The lease can add requirements in addition to what may be set as a minimum by state law so long as it does not contradict the legal requirements. If the terms of your lease require a 30 day notice, it is likely a enforceable clause if the rest of the requirements for a valid contract have been met. It should be noted that any ambiguity in the lease is generally interpreted in favor of the tenant. If you have any concerns about the validity of your lease, please consult an attorney.

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