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Eviction: Quick Facts Overview

This page provides an overview of the eviction process in North Carolina.

Eviction: What Tenants Should Know

An overview of the eviction process in North Carolina.

Eviction: If the Sheriff comes to Evict You and Padlock the Premises

Description of what happens if an eviction judgment is entered against you and you do not appeal.

Eviction: Notice to Vacate

If your landlord is evicting you and the eviction is not because of breach of the rental or lease agreement, your landlord must tell you in advance of his intent to evict you and to end the lease agreement. This "Quick Facts" document explains how and when notice is required.

Eviction: How to Appeal a Magistrate's Judgment for Eviction

Description of steps to follow if you wish to appeal a Small Claims Court judgment of eviction ("Summary Ejectment") in North Carolina.

Eviction: Padlocking

This is part of the Quick Facts series on eviction from rental housing. After the landlord has obtained an eviction judgment, the landlord may request a "writ of possession", which allows the sheriff to remove you from the home. This step is often called "padlocking", but it may not involve an actual padlock.

Eviction: Offering Rent at Eviction Hearing

If the only reason you are being evicted is for non-payment of rent, then you can stop the eviction by paying the rent and court costs at the hearing.

Tenant Rights: My Landlord Won't Make Repairs! (Free Clinic)

The Tenant Rights Clinic explains your rights as a tenant and what to do if your landlord isn't making repairs. You will watch an instructional video. At the end of the video, you will have an opportunity to ask general questions to a volunteer attorney through the webinar. You will also have the opportunity to request a callback from Legal Aid to see if you qualify for additional help. Specific advice is not provided at the clinic. Clinics are located in many NC counties. If you do not see a clinic in your city or county, please check the surrounding counties in your area. If you cannot attend a clinic, you can always call our Helpline for a screening to see if you qualify to speak with an attorney. Legal Aid assists with some landlord/tenant issues. The number is 1-866-219-5262. Legal Aid services are free of charge.

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