Common Legal Reasons for Eviction in North Carolina

You’ve been living at River Bridge Apartments for about a year and a half now, with no problems. However, when you came home today, there was an eviction notice stating that you had three days to vacate the premises. The note had no explanation or reason why you’re being evicted, and you hadn’t received any warnings or notices that you may be evicted.

What does this mean? What could you have done to deserve to be kicked out?

Reasons for Eviction

An eviction is when an apartment manager, landlord, or property owner of the space you rent decides that you’re not living up to your rental agreement, and asks or tell you that you must leave the premises.

Every state has its own rules regarding eviction and what constitutes a reason to be evicted. North Carolina renting laws are designed to help protect tenants by limiting reasons for a legal eviction. A landlord can only evict you for these four particular reasons:

  1. Refusal to pay rent or consistent late payments
  2. Staying after lease time is done
  3. Breaking your lease
  4. Criminal activity or destruction of property

Although a landlord must give you a valid reason and adequate time to leave before legal action is taken, he does have the right to evict you from his property if you fall into one of the above categories. However, if you feel that you’ve received an unjust or unwarranted eviction notice, you also have the right to take legal action. Please, contact us for an evaluation and review of your case. We’ll be happy to discuss the terms of your lease and your rights as a tenant. Don’t allow a false claim to put you out of house and home. Call us today.

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