Q: Can my boyfriend be evicted from a property for being convicted of a felony? There was nothing in the lease about it.
My boyfriend signed a lease on January 11 for a rental property starting on February 8th. The property is a condo with three other adult renters on the property. On January 27th he was convicted of a felony in North Carolina for Grand Larceny, this crime occurred over a year and a half ago and he is now on probation for three years in Virginia. He has no other convictions or offenses besides speeding tickets. When signing this lease there was no background check nor is there anything in the lease about criminal history, background checks, or felons. Does he have to disclose this information to the landlord and could she evict him for his conviction?
A: Assuming the credit application and the lease do not require a disclosure about a previous crime, he may not have to disclose it. I would need to review all the documents before I could tell you for sure.
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