A lease contract typically governs the responsibilities of each party. The lease can add requirements in addition to what may be set as a minimum by state law so long as it does not contradict the legal requirements. If the terms of your lease require a 30 day notice, it is likely a enforceable...Read more »
The landlord can only raise the lease as allowed by the written lease. Typically, in residential leases, the rent is set for the term, but contracts can always allow for the rent to be modified. If there is nothing in the lease that allows for this, then the rent should stay as is.
You have the right to occupy the house until you are given notice to vacate the premises. Assuming your lease is still in effect when the house sells, the new owner may simply give the notice of termination of the lease and you would be required to leave.
I painted three rooms. She is telling me I should of painted the entire house so all the walls are clean. I painted nothing, because I thought landlords are suppose to go in and paint the entire house. Before a new tentant
Review the written lease for your obligations upon moving out of the rental property. General wear and tear is allowed, so unless the lease specifies that you must repaint the property or you have agreed to do so, the law does not require it.
kept some pets over the weekend for a friend and the landlord came in unannounced and saw them. She immediately demanded that she pay the $300 pet deposit, which I'm sure they will take out of her deposit. The landlord came in yesterday to show the apartment and is now saying the apartment has... Read more »
Landlord must provide a tenant with "fit premises" as described in Section 42-42 of the North Carolina General Statutes. http://www.ncleg.net/EnactedLegislation/Statutes/PDF/BySection/Chapter_42/GS_42-42.pdf
Additionally if you're renting to an active member of the U.S. Armed Forces, you...Read more »
Our landlord is releasing us from our lease early, they have rented our apartment as of June 12th. The problem I have is that they require us to be out of the apartment by noon on May 31 but yet they say we must pay rent until june 12th and we must keep utilities in our name until then. Is this... Read more »
Because she owns property in North Carolina, she is subject to North Carolina's jurisdiction. I would file suit in North Carolina. However, if you are using small claims, suit can only be filed in the county where she resides. Thus, you would have to sue her in Virginia.
My mother passed away 5/12/17. I am living in her house and have been for 6 years taking care of her. Before she passed her now deceased husband had put in the will that the house would go to his children. My step brother has told me that I have less than two weeks to get out only 3 days after my... Read more »
The same as any tenant - you have to be evicted which takes much longer than 2 weeks. If your step brother tries to change locks or otherwise violate your rights, you should take appropriate legal action against him.
You are only responsible for utilities through the end of the term of your lease, unless there is a provision in your written lease that requires otherwise. When you terminate your utilities, confirm that no actions may be taken on your account by anyone except you.
We told the landlord (in a dated email) that the smoke detectors didn't work when we moved in (Nov 2015) and they didn't install working ones until a month later but the lease states that they must be replaced within 15 days. Now, we want to end our lease a month early, can we argue that they broke... Read more »
The landlord can sue you for the rent due and any other amounts that would be due under the lease. If the landlord has a security deposit, the security deposit can be applied to nonpayment of rent and utilities, along with any damages or repair costs incurred by the landlord.
The landlord tenant statutes in North Carolina are located at NCGS Chapter 42. You probably want to review 42-42. You can access the full text of all statutes on the North Carolina General Assembly website.
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