Charlotte, NC asked in Landlord - Tenant and Domestic Violence for North Carolina

Q: Ex-husband jail release 2/19. He burned down my house, stalked me and hit me. Landlord waive break-lease fee law for me?

Want to know if there's a law in my favor to move without fee for breaking my lease just renewed in Nov 2017.

1 Lawyer Answer

Will Blackton

Answered
  • Raleigh, NC
  • Licensed in North Carolina

A: North Carolina law does afford special protection for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking, in relation to early termination of rental agreements in Section 42-45.1 of the North Carolina General Statutes.

The N.C. General Assembly's unofficial copy of the statute is available at:

https://www.ncleg.net/EnactedLegislation/Statutes/PDF/BySection/Chapter_42/GS_42-45.1.pdf.

I am not your attorney and am unsure if you qualify under this law; contact an attorney in your state directly if you have questions.

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