Snakes on a Plaintiff

August 8th, 2014 | Posted in Landlord & Tenant | Tagged , , ,

I had a call today from a residential tenant with problem—She found a copperhead snake in her back yard. Now this being North Carolina, which happens to have the distinction as having the highest rate of venomous snake bites in the country, I didn’t see much of an issue. She told me the wildlife removal …Read More

Two Tenants, One Apartment.

January 24th, 2014 | Posted in Landlord & Tenant | Tagged , , , , , , , ,

I recently competed a semi-famous one-act play entitled "Box and Cox."  The play is a 19th century farce about two men. Cox works all day as a hatter, and Box works all night as a printer. An enterprising landlord, Mr. Bouncer, decides to rent them the same room without telling them. This works remarkable well, until …Read More

Tenant’s Rights in Foreclosures

June 4th, 2012 | Posted in Landlord & Tenant, Law for Non-lawyers | Tagged , , , , , , ,

English: Foreclosure signs, Mortgage crisis, (Photo credit: Wikipedia) With the downturn of the economy, and the burst of the housing bubble, large numbers of landlords find themselves unable to meet their mortgage payments and their rental property goes into foreclosure. If you a a tenant, with a valid lease on the foreclosed property, what rights …Read More