Landlords' Rights and Duties in North Carolina


This book explains North Carolina's landlord/tenant laws in simple language so you can protect your rights and your investment. Complete with step-by-step instructions and the necessary forms.
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This book explains North Carolina's landlord/tenant laws in simple language so you can protect your rights and your investment. Complete with step-by-step instructions and the necessary forms.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781572480919
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/1/1999
  • Series: Monuments of Early Russian Literature Series
  • Edition description: 1 ED
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 8.53 (w) x 11.01 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Using Self-Help Law Books 1
Introduction 3
Chapter 1 Laws That Govern Rental Property 5
North Carolina Landlord/Tenant Law
Which North Carolina Laws Apply?
Applicability of Chapter 42
Local Laws
Federal Laws
Doing Further Research
Good Faith Obligation
Fictitious Names
Chapter 2 Creating the Landlord/Tenant Relationship 13
Screening Prospective Tenants
Agreements to Lease
Leases and Rental Agreements
Problem Clauses
Backing Out of a Lease
Chapter 3 Handling Security Deposits 27
Bank Account
Permitted Uses of the Deposit
Landlord's Obligation at End of Rental Term
Special Rules
Chapter 4 Responsibility for Maintenance 33
Nonresidential Rentals
Residential Apartments
Code Violations
Warranty of Habitability
Tenant's Responsibilities
Chapter 5 Landlord Liability 37
Injuries on the Premises
Landlord's Warranty of Habitability
Protection from Liability for Injuries
Crimes against Tenants
Protection from Liability for Crimes
Crimes by Tenants against Nontenants
Chapter 6 Changing the Terms of the Tenancy 43
Assignment or Sublease by Tenant
Sale of Property by Landlord
Raising the Rent
Modifying the Lease
Chapter 7 Problems During the Tenancy 47
Landlord's Access to the Premises
Violations by the Tenant
Violations by the Landlord
Destruction of the Premises
Chapter 8 Problems at the End of the Tenancy 53
Tenant Holding Over
Property Abandoned by Tenant
Chapter 9 Terminating a Tenancy 57
Tenancies with No Specific Term
Expiration of Rental Term
Employment Rentals
Military Rentals
Early Termination by Tenant
Early Termination by Landlord
Special Rules for Public Housing
Death of Tenant
Options to Cancel
Chapter 10 Evicting a Tenant 67
Self-Help by Landlord
Surrender or Abandonment
Settling with the Tenant
Grounds for Eviction
Terminating the Tenancy
Using an Attorney
Who Can Sue?
Court Procedures
Money Damages and Back Rent
Tenant's Possible Defenses
Tenant's Possible Countersuits
Abandonment after Dismissal
Tenant's Appeal
Tenant's Bankruptcy
Landlord's Appeal
Satisfaction of Judgment
Chapter 11 Money Damages and Back Rent 85
Making a Claim
Distress for Rent and Replevin
Chapter 12 Self Service Storage Space 89
Withholding Access
Appendix A North Carolina Statutes 93
Appendix B Eviction Flowcharts and Legal Holidays 111
Appendix C Forms 115
Index 163
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