Residential Landlords Rely on the Experienced Raleigh Attorneys with Kurtz & Blum to Resolve Their Biggest Tenant Issues
Many people rent property for different reasons. For some, it’s an investment or a way to make some additional income. For others, it’s because they couldn’t sell their home and had to relocate.
Regardless of the reason why you are renting, it’s important to know what your rights and obligations are as a landlord. It’s equally important to make sure your lease complies with North Carolina law, as this could have significant financial implications down the road.
Often times, a consultation can resolve your legal issues and save you significant legal costs down the road.
The attorneys with Kurtz & Blum represent and offer advice to landlords which include the following:
• Lease Drafting/ Leases with Option to Purchase (Rent to Own)
BEWARE OF THE LEASE YOU COPIED FROM THE INTERNET!
Several landlords want to save money and draft their own lease or use some internet program to do so for them. This can be a significant legal and financial mistake.
Often it does not matter if you did not intend to violate the law, the substantial financial penalties will be the same, including treble (triple) damages and punitive (punishment) damages!
• Mold, Bed Bugs, or Other Habitability Issues
Landlords are required to comply with all building codes and provide a fit and habitable premises. If your rental unit has mold, bed bugs, loose wiring, water intrusion, or other habitability issues we can help make sure you are taking the right steps to address these issues and to limit any liability.
• Negotiating Lease Terminations
• Disputes During the Lease Term
• Evictions (both in Small Claims Court (Magistrate Court)
• Eviction Appeals from Small Claims Court to District Court
If you own your property as an LLC or an Incorporation you are required to have an attorney in district court.
• Property Damage from Tenants
• Security Deposit Disputes
North Carolina law regulates where security deposits are deposited, notifying your tenant of its location, how it can be used and when it must be returned to your tenants. Failure to comply with these regulations could result in forfeiting your rights to the deposit and other financial liability.
• Tenant Abandonment
You cannot just throw out property left behind by tenants (even though you really want to). You must be sure you are complying with North Carolina law or you may be opening yourself up to civil liability.
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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.