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Webinar: Nuts & Bolts of Landlord Tenant Law – How to Avoid the Most Common Mistakes

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 from 3:00 to 3:30 p.m. Vann Attorneys Webinar: Nuts & Bolts of Landlord Tenant Law – How to Avoid the Most Common Mistakes Are you a residential landlord, by choice or circumstance? Or are you a commercial tenant with questions about your lease? We will discuss the most common pitfalls for landlords and briefly look at some issues that can arise in commercial leases. Submit your questions in …Read More

Understanding What You Sign | Raleigh Law Firm

Failing to carefully review a legal document can be expensive – in one recent case, it cost a homeowner $7,000. In the summer of 2011, a satellite dish installer broke a water line at a Mecklenburg County, North Carolina residence. The resulting damage to the property was significant, and the homeowner submitted a claim with the installer’s insurance agent. After initially receiving $7,000 from the insurance company in partial payment …Read More

Landlord Tenant Law Changes

In 2012, the North Carolina legislature enacted House Bill 493, which changed some sections of the landlord tenant statutes. The new law changed a variety of aspects of the landlord-tenant relationship, but two of the important changes are: (1) allowing landlords to accept partial rent and retain the right to evict a tenant; and (2) changing some permitted uses of security deposits. Accepting Partial Rent The legislature added a new …Read More

Accepting Partial Rent and Retaining the Right to Evict

Landlords are often faced with a situation where they are seeking to evict a tenant, who then attempts to pay part of what is owed.  Until very recently, our advice was always to refuse partial rent payments unless the landlord was willing to delay the eviction.  That’s because of a very old rule in North Carolina law that accepting rent with knowledge of a breach of the lease waives that …Read More