Goldsboro, NC asked in Landlord - Tenant for North Carolina

Q: My family members are renting a house in North Carolina.

My daughter has moved most her belongings into the house and now she’s been told that the landlord daughter is moving in not my daughter .They had a verbal agreement and were supposed to finalize and sign contract next week.We have cleaned the house inside to get ready and was told it was ok to start moving my belongings in before the first of the month.Now the landlord is tell me since his daughter is moving in that we have 3-5 days to repack and move all my belongings out . My daughter works 5 days a week and can’t just take off work to be out in that short amount of time. It supposed to rain here for the next week starting tomorrow is there anything I can do

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Lynn Ellen Coleman
Lynn Ellen Coleman
  • Licensed in North Carolina

A: Unfortunately, since there is no signed contract, the verbal agreement is not enforceable. Try to work out something with the landlord to get a few more days time in exchange for the time and labor expended cleaning up the house.

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