The eviction process in North Carolina is a relatively straightforward process. Both landlords and tenants are expected to conform to the Chapter 42 of North Carolina General Statutes.
The statutes lay out the procedures landlords must follow when it comes to evicting a tenant. If you fail to adhere to these laws correctly, you might set yourself up for trouble.
Renters in North Carolina can be evicted for a number of reasons. The most common ones include:
- Failure to pay rent
- Breaching terms of the lease agreement
- Refusing to leave the property after the expiry of their lease agreement
- Engaging in a criminal act such as drug trafficking
If the tenant has committed any of these lease violations, you may legally remove them from the leased premises.
If you are a landlord and unsure of what to do, our team here at Dawson Property Management has compiled a step-by-step guide to the eviction process in North Carolina.