Category: Landlord & Tenant

Snakes on a Plaintiff

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 […]

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Two Tenants, One Apartment.

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 […]

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Tenant’s Rights in Foreclosures

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 […]

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Rights of a Landlord and Duties of a Tenant

In an earlier post, I discussed the Rights of a Tenant and Duties of a Landlord for residential rentals under North Carolina law. Today I thought I would discuss the flip side. If you are the landlord, what rights to you have and if you are a tenant, what are your duties? (These rules are for residential leases, […]

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Rights of a Renter and Duties of a Landlord

Almost 1 million people in North Carolina are renting their house or apartment.  Even though they are not the owners of where they live, it is their home.  As such, it is very important to them.  As somebody who has a home, but doesn’t own that home, what rights do they have?    Your lease […]

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