Anderson, SC asked in Land Use & Zoning and Landlord - Tenant for North Carolina

Q: Is my landlord allowed to double lease part of our land to another party without notice?

We have lived in our current home for 6 years, recently an acre of our property has been leased out to another party for their horse. We didn't find out intil there were already fence posts in, when asked, the people putting up the fence said that our landlady was leasing the property to them for said purpose. We have it laid out in our lease that we pay extra every month for use of this portion of property, and we paid to have it kept up for over four years as well, but no discussion of at least dropping the fee has taken place. We were only told about the arrangement after we called to confront our landlady about it but it has gotten us nowhere, all she always says is "Well its my land i can do what i want with it."

Any information would be helpful, is she breaking the law?

1 Lawyer Answer
Ben Corcoran
Ben Corcoran
  • Real Estate Law Lawyer
  • Yadkinville, NC
  • Licensed in North Carolina

A: I or any of the lawyers on here would have to read your contract to be able to advise you on this matter.

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