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Nope! A Tenant CANNOT withhold rent without a court order or the permission of the Landlord to withhold rent because certain repairs have not been made.  The Tenant must give the Landlord a written request for repairs and keep a copy for themself.  If a reasonable time passes and the repairs are ...
02/26/2011
A Landlord may evict a Tenant for violating a provision of the lease, but must do so according to lawful procedures.  For example, unless the Tenant's lease provides otherwise, when a Tenant does not pay their full rent, the Landlord must first make a clear demand on the Tenant for payment of the...
02/25/2011
Each year, hundreds of thousands of people for Raleigh homes for rent.  For the 'first time Tenant', as well as more 'veteran Tenants', this can be a confusing and somewhat unsettling experience.  As a Tenant or future Tenant, the more you know about the process of renting Raleigh rental homes, t...
02/25/2011
If the Tenant's agreement with the Landlord is to rent any one of his Raleigh rental homes on a week-to-week basis, your deposit may not exceed the equivalent of two weeks' rent.  If the Tenant is renting on a month-to-month basis, the security deposit cannot be more than 1 1/2 month's rent.  And...
02/25/2011
In addition to any physical damage which Tenants may cause to Raleigh rental homes, the Landlord may also deduct from the Tenant's security deposit any actual damages caused by the Tenant moving out early before the end of their lease term; however, the Landlord may not charge the Tenant a 'termi...
02/25/2011
If Tenants stay in Raleigh rental homes for the entire lease term and the Tenant has paid all rent due, the Landlord (or agent) may deduct from the Tenant's security deposit only the actual cost of repairing any damage which Tenants have done to the Raleigh homes.  The Landlord CANNOT charge the ...
02/25/2011
If a Tenant fails to fulfill their obligations under the lease (including their obligation to pay rent), the Landlord or his agent may evict the Tenant from his property.  (The court proceeding is knowns as the 'summary ejectment.')  In addition to having the Tenant removed from Raleigh NC homes,...
02/25/2011
To assure that a Tenant's security deposit is safe during the period of their tenancy, North Carolina state law requires that it be kept in a 'trust account.'  A trust account is simply a bank account that does not contain any of the Landlord's personal or operational funds.  If a Raleigh real es...
02/25/2011
The Landlord (or Raleigh Property Manager ) must file a legal complaint with the court, stating grounds for the eviction.  The complaint must be served on the Tenant by the Sheriff's office.  Attached to the complaint will be a summons stating where and when a court hearing will be - usually with...
02/25/2011
If the Landlord who collected the Tenant's security deposit transfers ownership of his Raleigh homes to someone else during the term of your lease, he must either refund your security deposit to you (after making any allowable deductions), or transfer your deposit to the new Owner (after making a...
02/25/2011
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