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Q: Landlord..If the rental lease expire aug 31 and no rent has been paid in 3 mos can I make the tenant leave

Even doing pandemic….there’s no contract/lease for September

Lynn Ellen Coleman
Lynn Ellen Coleman answered on Aug 25, 2021

You need to give them 7 days' notice that you will not be renewing their lease and they need to vacate as of August 31. If they are not out as of August 1, you can try pursuing summary ejectment, but check the second box on form AOC-CVM-201 which says "The lease period ended on the above... Read more »

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Q: I got an email stating my lease will not be renewed and I must be out in 30 days. They want to remodel.

Is the legal during the pandemic?

They still expect me to pay this month's rent and have a deposit & first months rent in 30 days for another place. Is there any protection during COVID-19 at this time for tenants?

Ben Corcoran
Ben Corcoran answered on Jan 4, 2021

There is nothing that requires your landlord to renew your lease in any of the pandemic laws. Unfortunately, there are little to no protections for tenants whose lease has expired.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Landlord - Tenant for North Carolina on
Q: May tenants refuse entry to landlord's vendors (for non-essential maintenance) to avoid contact with COVID-19...?

May tenants refuse landlords' requests (i.e., entry of vendors) for non-essential maintenance (i.e., issues that do NOT pose harm or a threat to habitability, and that will NOT cause further degradation to property if left until a later date) (e.g., painting walls) to avoid contact with... Read more »

David Allan King
David Allan King answered on May 18, 2020

Questions of contract law almost always come down to "well, I need to see the contract."

However, lease agreements will typically have a provision that requires allowing the owner onto the property for maintenance.

They also usually have a Force Majeure clause that...
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