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Raleigh Attorneys Are Here to Help You Resolve Your Landlord or Tenant Issues Fast

Regardless Of Your Landlord-Tenant Issue, We Are In Your Corner!

Here at Kurtz & Blum, we understand that whether you are a residential landlord, a residential tenant or a commercial tenant, renting property can be stressful and confusing.  Our landlord-tenant attorneys can advise you on your rights and responsibilities as a landlord or a tenant. 

If you are concerned about your obligation to pay rent if your landlord isn’t making repairs?  We can help!  If there is mold in your rental unit, we can offer advice on how to address it!  If you are a landlord and your tenant isn’t paying rent, we can help you there as well.

Not renting yet?

Even if you are thinking about renting your property, be sure you have a lease that protects your investment and avoids expensive litigation down the road.

At Kurtz & Blum we represent and offer advice to tenants and landlords for cases involving:

• Reviewing Prospective Lease Agreements

Most leases today are form documents that can be very complicated or can leave out agreements you made prior to signing the lease!  Having a lawyer review your lease allows you to know what you are responsible for and can avoid large bills at the end of your lease! 

• Lease Drafting 

Having a lease drafted by an experienced landlord/tenant attorney can ensure not only that your lease doesn’t violate North Carolina Law, but also can simplify the eviction process, allow you to collect reasonable attorney’s fees for a tenant’s defaults, and save you a significant amount in legal fees. 

• Leases with Option to Purchase 

Beware of using leases online or drafting your own lease!  Unless you consult with an experienced attorney you may be violating North Carolina law and this could open a landlord up to significant liability, especially with a Lease with Option to Purchase (also called a Lease to Own or Rent to Own Agreement).

• Evictions in Small Claims Court (Magistrate Court) 

While you are not required to have a lawyer for an eviction case, it could make the difference in winning and losing in court.  Depending on your lease, if a landlord does not give the required notice, accepts the rent that was past due, or if a tenant is able to cure the default prior to the judgment being entered, an eviction case can be dismissed! 

• Eviction Appeals from Small Claims Court to District Court

Eviction cases must be appealed within 10 days of the judgment, so if you want to appeal your case for any reason, do not wait to call us! 

• Mold, Bed Bugs, or other Habitability Issues

A common issue with rental property is habitability issues.  Habitability issues can threaten the health and safety of tenants, not to mention create liability for property damage, so do not take this issue lightly and be sure to call our office for guidance!

• Security Deposit Disputes

Common cases include knowing where your security deposit is being held, whether the amount of your security deposit is legal, and whether the landlord is entitled to keep all (or any) of the security deposit.  Regardless of the issue we can help!

• Negotiating Lease Terminations 

A landlord/tenant relationship can terminate early for a number of reasons.  Having someone negotiate for you can make the process smoother and without unnecessary hostility.

• Tenant Abandonment/Property Damage 

North Carolina has specific laws about abandoned property and what is considered damage (as opposed to normal wear and tear).  If you are wondering, whether you can throw away a tenant's property or what to do with a tenant’s property that is left behind, we can help! 

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We frequently handle cases arising out of the following counties: Wake, Johnston, Durham, Orange, Lee, Harnett, Chatham, Nash, Vance, Person, Vance, Alamance, Cumberland, Edgecombe, Granville, Forsyth, Guilford and Wayne.

To discuss your case with a skilled landlord-tenant attorney, please call (919) 832-7700 today.