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1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Contracts for North Carolina on
Q: I sell solar and management is really bad and I want to leave but still make sure I’m getting properly paid for my deals

15. Term and Termination. This Agreement takes effect immediately as of the Effective Date, and remains in full force and effect until the Contractor has completed the Services (the "Term"), unless earlier terminated under this Section

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Ben Corcoran
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answered on Jun 13, 2024

You will have to speak with an employment lawyer and show them your full employment contract; any advice based on one clause of a contract is all but useless.

0 Answers | Asked in Business Law, Contracts and Mergers & Acquisitions for North Carolina on
Q: Need an Attorney for Business Acquisition

Q: Need an Attorney for Business Acquisition

For a small business acquistion, I am looking for an experienced business attorney based in North Carolina to assist with the following tasks:

Drafting an Asset Purchase Agreement (APA): We need a comprehensive and legally sound APA to... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Business Law, Contracts and Mergers & Acquisitions for North Carolina on
Q: Need an Attorney for Business Acquisition

For a small business acquistion, I am looking for an experienced business attorney based in North Carolina to assist with the following tasks:

Drafting an Asset Purchase Agreement (APA): We need a comprehensive and legally sound APA to ensure all aspects of the asset transfer are clearly... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Contracts and Landlord - Tenant for North Carolina on
Q: We are an LLC that owns rental property. We have two people living in properties that refuse to sign a lease and pay ren

There is an individual who was to become a member of the LLC but has refused to sign any LLC paperwork to become a member. He has collected rent from one of the properties for in excess of 10 years and rented out a mobile home without paying rent to LLC for the lot rent.

What is best to... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Contracts and Landlord - Tenant for North Carolina on
Q: I had to vacate my apartment due to 2 break-ins directly across from me. Do I have a safety right to break my lease?

It is a “secured” building, but the burglar lives in the building & on my floor. I called the police.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Copyright and Intellectual Property for North Carolina on
Q: Can someone seek revenue share for sales of products for which they never signed an agreement?

Signed deal for 1 product and now asking for revenue share from everything else that was developed later on but no agreement / amendment was signed?

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answered on May 18, 2024

In general, a person or company cannot claim revenue share for products they did not have a signed agreement for. If they only signed an agreement related to one specific product, that would typically not entitle them to revenue from other products developed later unless those subsequent products... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for North Carolina on
Q: What POA should I get selling my parents car for them out of state.

My parents reside in Texas, the car they want to sell is titled in Texas, there is no loan against it. I live in North Carolina and a North Carolina dealership is interested in buying the vehicle.I know I need some kind of Limited Power of Attorney to sell it for them but not sure if that needs to... View More

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answered on May 7, 2024

You're right, a Limited Power of Attorney is the way to go for this situation. Here's some info to help navigate the process:

LPOA Specificity: A Texas-specific LPOA for vehicle transactions is ideal. The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) provides the "Limited Power...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Contracts for North Carolina on
Q: What are the laws regarding verbal loan agreements in North carolina?

If someone makes an agreement to pay monthly payments on a loan from someone else and then refuses to pay how is this legally binding if the agreement was oral?

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answered on May 7, 2024

It's true that oral loan agreements are harder to enforce than written ones. Here's why:

- Proof of Agreement: The main issue is proving that an agreement actually existed and what terms both parties agreed upon. It often becomes a "he said, she said" situation without...
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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Landlord - Tenant for North Carolina on
Q: what is the eviction process for a no lease, no payment agreement between family? located in NC.

my husband, child, soon to be second child, and 3 pets live with my FIL&MIL. we have lived here since prior to the birth of our first child in 2022. we do not have a written contract or agreement stating we can live here, nor do we pay rent, as it hasn’t been asked or required of us. in 2023,... View More

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answered on Apr 8, 2024

You would be classified as guests since you cannot prove that a landlord/tenant relationship exists. However, if you claim a lease exists they would have to go through the eviction process. The law looks down on landlords changing the locks, but since your FIL is not a landlord, he would likely be... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Contracts for North Carolina on
Q: I have several late payments on my mortgage, and it has effected my credit score.. I am wondering if these are removable
Lynn Ellen Coleman
Lynn Ellen Coleman
answered on Apr 7, 2024

You cannot force a bank to remove accurate remarks about your payment history. This is a theme pushed by so called "credit repair" companies. You may be able to talk them into changing the reporting, but that's doubtful.

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Divorce, Real Estate Law, Civil Litigation and Family Law for North Carolina on
Q: Dispute over property sale agreement

My ex-husband and I share ownership of a property in Wake County, North Carolina, which serves as a secondary residence for both of us. Following our divorce, we had a signed agreement stipulating that he would buy out my share within two years for much less than it was worth. However, it's... View More

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answered on Apr 1, 2024

Contact an attorney and ask about a "Petition to Partition"; be sure to show them a copy of the agreement. Hopefully, the agreement will no longer be enforceable, and you can get half of your interest out of the property, especially since real estate values have significantly increased... View More

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Q: Am I covered

I put mobile home under contract with a rent to own buyer with owner financing agreement. Contract states (as is) what you see or don't see is what you get. Buyer calls me and says the electric is not working in the living room & 1 of bedrooms as they were operating during and after Reno... View More

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answered on Mar 31, 2024

Based on the information you provided, it seems that the buyer may have a case against you, despite the "as is" clause in the contract. Here's why:

1. Implied warranties: Even with an "as is" clause, there are implied warranties that the property is habitable and...
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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Family Law, Real Estate Law and Appeals / Appellate Law for North Carolina on
Q: The judge has made his ruling. Husband has no claims to wife's house. During appeal, can husband file a Lis Pendens?

Ex husband and wife completed a bench trial for a Breach of Contract Suit. The contract was an executed notarized separation and property settlement agreement. In the agreement, wife received the house (was quitclaim deeded to wife and notarized). In exchange, the husband received all the... View More

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answered on Feb 12, 2024

I don't see a reason why not; a sale would likely be held up regardless if the closing attorney is doing their job properly. But a list pendens seems proper here.

2 Answers | Asked in Small Claims, Contracts and Landlord - Tenant for North Carolina on
Q: Is it illegal for a property management company to send a repair technician out to the property without prior notice?

Especially when the technician was taking photos and videos of our belongings? The homeowner now wants us evicted and gone by the 29th and we were never given a chance to remedy the issue or a written notice of the eviction.

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answered on Feb 7, 2024

In North Carolina, a property management company is generally required to provide tenants with notice before sending a repair technician to the property, especially when it involves entering the living spaces and taking photos or videos of personal belongings. This requirement is meant to respect... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Contracts and Entertainment / Sports for North Carolina on
Q: I was offered a contract for 55,000$ to sign my royalties over and I believe I am being lowballed
Ivan  Parron
Ivan Parron
answered on Jan 10, 2024

You need to consult with an experienced entertainment lawyer and have them review the proposed agreement and give your their opinion before signing anything.

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1 Answer | Asked in Small Claims and Contracts for North Carolina on
Q: If someone takes your car and says they'll make payments but then doesn't pay you can you report it stolen

My friend wanted to buy my car but didn't have the money for it yet, so I let him borrow it on the basis he'd make payments, he kept making excuses of why he couldn't pay, even wrecked the car and blew the motor. Now the car is Mia and he won't tell me where it is.

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answered on Nov 12, 2023

When you initially allowed your friend to take your car with the agreement that he would make payments over time towards purchasing it, that established a verbal contract between you. However, when he failed to make the payments as promised, stopped communicating with you, and essentially... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Banking, Business Law, Consumer Law and Contracts for North Carolina on
Q: What are the interest and late fee laws in NC on invoices specifically?
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answered on Nov 10, 2023

A late fee can only be charged on an invoice if the payment is more than 30 days past due. However, the parties to a contract may agree to a different grace period.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Contracts for North Carolina on
Q: My gym cancelled my membership because they said I was doing something outside the gym but not related to my membership.

I went to work out yesterday. The gym operator said, without and evidence or truth, the operator said he had spoken to several "families" and i was involved in some kind of behavior he didn't like. When I asked what that behavior was he refused to explain or tell me who he had spoken... View More

Lynn Ellen Coleman
Lynn Ellen Coleman
answered on Oct 24, 2023

This is very difficult to answer because we cannot see your membership contract. There are no laws regulating gym memberships in North Carolina other than one saying the maximum length is three years, and the contract must cleary disclose the right to cancel and how to cancl - for the buyer (not... View More

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Q: In NC can I cancel a car lease within three days of signing?
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answered on Oct 13, 2023

North Carolina does not have a law that gives consumers the right to cancel a car lease within three days of signing. However, some car dealerships may have their own policies that allow consumers to cancel a lease within a certain period of time. Check with the dealership where you leased the car... View More

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