Zebulon, NC asked in Landlord - Tenant for North Carolina

Q: If I rent a lot in a mobile home park but I own the home can a landlord force an inspection of the interior of the home?

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Will Blackton
Will Blackton
  • Raleigh, NC
  • Licensed in North Carolina

A: This is going to depend on the terms of the lease agreement you have with your landlord. Review your written lease and see what it says about interior inspections of the home or landlord's access. The landlord's motivation for inspecting the interior of the home may also matter: less likely to be permissible if the landlord has been harassing you and seeks to terminate the lease agreement without cause; more likely to be permissible if the landlord thinks you are manufacturing drugs or producing and dumping hazardous waste on the land, for example. If you think this matter will escalate into a legal dispute, keep all communication between you and your landlord in writing, carefully review your lease agreement, and consult with an attorney in your area.

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