November 2010

Avoiding the Retaliatory Eviction Defense

November 30, 2010

Ok, you have all of your ducks in a row, you have noticed your tenant, filed your complaint and had it served. Weeks have gone by and now you are finally ready to have your day in court with the hopes that you will soon be rid of a problem tenant. You put on all […]

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The Unfair & Deceptive Trade Practices Act and North Carolina Landlords

November 11, 2010

Unfortunately there is a relationship between the Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices Act and North Carolina Landlords, and this should scare the bejeesus out of you! We will start with the basic question many of you are probably wondering: What is the Unfair & Deceptive Trade Practices Act?Stolfo v. Kernodle, 118 N.C. App. 580, 455 […]

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North Carolina Landlord Responsibilities

November 11, 2010

What are a landlord’s responsibilities with respect to the rental premises? The first place you should look is your lease. A properly drafted lease will clarify who is responsible for what, and not place too many unnecessary responsibilities on the landlord. The next place you will want to looks isN.C.G.S. 42-42. Hopefully, this statute was […]

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How to Keep From Getting Beat By Your Tenants

November 8, 2010

As a landlord you can never completely guard yourself against a tenant owing you money, there are simply too many laws in the tenant’s favor, however you can take steps to level the playing field.Tenant SelectionThe first step to avoid ending up with a tenant owing you money is to carefully choose that tenant. The […]

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