North Carolina Landlord-Tenant Laws

North Carolina Rental Laws

Chapter 42, Landlord and Tenant

Termination for Nonpayment Notice
(Eviction Notice)
10-Day Notice
§ 42-3. Term forfeited for nonpayment of rent.
Termination for Lease Violation NoticeNo specified notice.
Small Claim Court LimitNorth Carolina Small Claim Court Limit is $10,000
Handling Abandoned Property§ 42-25.9.  Remedies.
§ 42-36.2.  Notice to tenant of execution of writ for possession of property; storage of evicted tenant’s personal property.
Penalty for Self-Help EvictionActual damages
Tenant Withholding Rent for RepairsNo statute
Required Disclosures § 42-46.  Authorized late fees and eviction fees.
Disclosure and the name and address of the bank where the security deposit is held.
Non-Refundable FeesReasonable non-refundable pet deposit allowed
Security Deposit RulesSecurity Deposit Amount: up to 1.5 months for month-to-month lease; up to 2 months if the agreement is over 2 months
Separate account required
Deadline to itemize and return of security deposit: 30 Days
If the claim against the deposit cannot be determined within 30 days, the landlord will provide interim accounting within 30 days and final accounting within 60 days.

§ 42-50 to § 42-56
Month-to-Month Notice7 Days
Payment of Rent§ 42-46.  Authorized late fees and eviction fees.
Property Entry
No statute

Landlord-Tenant State Laws