Good information from the UNC School of Government regarding renter and landlord rights with residential leases. https://civil.sog.unc.edu/things-you-might-not-know-about-the-residential-rental-agreements-act/
Category: Small Claims Court
Starting on August 1, 2013, the amount you can sue for in small claims court doubles from $5000 to $10,000. Other than that, the basic rules remain the same.
In North Carolina, a person has a right to represent themselves in court, even if they are not a lawyer. However, even though a corporation or LLC is considered a “person” for many legal issues, they are not capable of representing themselves in court. Even a small corporation that is owned 100% by one individual, […]
I spent some time in small claims court the other day on a minor collections matter. The county where I attended had all the people with cases in one courtroom and the magistrate heard everybody one case at a time. Therefore, I was able to see a few cases in front of the magistrate. […]
The Star-News has a nice article on small claims court or magistrate's court here. I did a post a few months ago on the procedures of this type of court. The Star-News article personalizes the New Hanover County small claims court with an interview with one of the civil magistrates. I have helped people with their case before […]
“Anyone who represents themselves in court has a fool for a client and an idiot for a lawyer!” The Courthouse is a pretty intimidating place for someone not familiar with it. Police in uniform, lawyers in business suits, and judges in dark robes mingle and converse in legal code words that sometimes don’t seem to […]