May 2011

RENTAL REGISTRATION COMING TO DURHAM!

May 31, 2011

Not to be outdone, Durham is getting ready to introduce its own version of Raleigh’s Probationary Rental Occupancy Permit Ordinance (or “PROP”), as a three-year inspection program. According to the article below there would not be a fee, the City of Durham is taking suggestions on how the program is to be structured until year’s […]

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Who Can Manage Real Property In North Carolina?

May 25, 2011

Where would you even look to find the answer to this question?Other than asking a knowledgeable landlord tenant attorney, or reading this blog (published by a knowledgeable landlord tenant attorney), the Real Estate Commission website has a lot of information for anyone who is interested in the regulation of real estate in North Carolina. First […]

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BED BUG BILL: TAKING THE GUESS WORK OUT OF BED BUGS!

May 16, 2011

Unless you have been living under a rock you know that those tiny little bed bugs are a big problems for landlords, both large and small. Getting rid of the bed bugs is currently only the first part of the problem. For a landlord dealing with the costs of extermination and the costs of damages […]

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LANDLORD TENANT LAW CHANGES DESIGNED TO LEVEL THE PLAYING FIELD

May 10, 2011

House Bill 493 is advancing! To most readers that probably sounds about as interesting as “Blah Blah Blah, Blah Blah.” If you are a landlord or property manager in North Carolina you will want to become more informed about H493 and possibly make a telephone call or two supporting it. Why You Should Care.As many […]

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CAN A RESIDENTIAL LANDLORD ENFORCE AN ACCELERATION CLAUSE IN THEIR LEASE?

May 6, 2011

I recently had an out of state owner of North Carolina rental property retain me to answer this question, which would seem to be a fair question. Mortgages have accelerations clauses as do many other loans, why not a residential lease. I will start out by answering the first question some of you may have, […]

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