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Landlord and Tenant

North Carolina Commercial and Residential Landlord Tenant Attorney and Lawyer

Triangle Law Group handles all types of landlord and tenant issues ranging from simple issues to complex litigation.  In this economic climate, it is critical to know the terms of your lease to be sure you understand your duties and obligations.   Laurie Gengo, the owner of Triangle Law Group, is a landlord who brings her own personal, "real world" experience to help her effectively handle the firm's landlord tenant clients.  

Although Triangle Law Group is physically located in Raleigh, North Carolina, we represent clients all over the State of North Carolina.  Many landlord tenant issues can be handled by telephone consultation with one of our attorneys.  We represent both landlords and tenants because by doing so, we understand the issues that will be raised by all parties.  This allows us to be fully prepared regardless of whether or not we represent a landlord or a tenant, and enables us to get the best result for our client.

A large part of our practice is dedicated to helping real estate brokers and investors with short sale and foreclosure properties.  We can provide assistance in reviewing agreements, negotiating with lenders and protecting the seller and investor's interests in the real estate transaction.  Once the investor purchases the property, we can draft a lease for use in renting out the property to a tenant.

Triangle Law Group advises and represents commercial and residential clients in landlord tenant matters involving:

  • Drafting, review, and negotiation of residential and commercial leases
  • Representation of real estate investors who are purchasing or wish to purchase properties in foreclosure or through a short sale
  • Resolution of disputes involving property usage, signage, common area maintenance charges
  • Negotiations to alter lease terms or to terminate a lease
  • Lease buyouts and lease workouts
  • Advise clients where there is no written lease
  • Collection of overdue lease payments
  • Eviction proceedings in residential and commercial lease issues
  • Toxic mold litigation
  • Lawsuits in state or federal court
  • And other landlord/tenant matters

Triangle Law Group represents landlords, property managers and tenants with commercial and residential lease matters.   Triangle Law Group assists clients with drafting and reviewing leases, resolving landlord and tenant disputes, and bringing/defending eviction actions in Magistrate Court.  We can help collect past due rents as well as bring/defend litigation in both Federal and State Courts.   Our extensive landlord tenant and litigation experience allows us to quickly analyze the issue and move forward to finding an cost-effective, prompt solution.  Where possible, we use informal negotiations to resolve leasing issues.  We always use our creativity to resolve our client's legal issues as quickly and cost-effectively as possible.

Laurie B. Gengo is a real estate broker, landlord and investor, as well as an attorney.  Her breadth of experience in these areas allows her to provide effective, practical advice to her investor clients.

Triangle Law Group handles matters of all sizes for our landlord tenant clients.  Clients range from individual landlords to large apartment companies, to owners and tenants of shopping centers.  Working with all types of clients better prepares us for the arguments we will face when our client is involved in a landlord tenant matter.

Triangle Law Group also has handled many toxic mold cases for clients in North Carolina.  We are well versed and experienced in protecting our client's interests when a toxic mold problem exists, regarding of whether it involves property damage, medical issues, or both.  Other law firms have retained us to assist them in this ever changing, complex area of law.

For more information on Triangle Law Group's landlord tenant law services, chose from one of the options below:

North Carolina Commercial and Residential Tenant Services

As a tenant, you may find yourself asking some of the following questions:  What are my rights if my landlord is going through a foreclosure?  What can I do if my landlord refuses to comply with my repair requests? Do I have any defenses to an eviction?  What can I do if my landlord refuses to accept my rent?  What happens if my landlord won’t renew my lease?  What damages can my landlord take out of my security deposit?  How long will it take to get my security deposit back after I move out?  Can the landlord change the locks on my door?

In routine matters such as review of lease agreements, our lawyers can respond promptly and efficiently. In more complex matters such as lease buyouts and termination negotiations, we often seek a creative solution that protects our client's interests yet can still motivate the other party to accept an agreement.  We have a proven record of resolving our client's lease and contract issues in a cost-effective, timely manner.  Triangle Law Group attorneys use their creativity to reach the best resolution possible for our clients. 

Triangle Law Group represents tenants in commercial and residential lease matters. We provide legal services in Raleigh, Wake County and throughout the entire State of North Carolina.  Many matters can be handled by a telephone conversation or brief in person meeting.

Triangle Law Group handles matters of all sizes for our tenant clients.  Clients range from individual residential tenants to commercial tenants of shopping centers. Triangle Law Group handles both residential and commercial matters, and no case is too small for us to handle.  Our services include lease drafting and review, contract interpretation, lease negotiations, buy-outs, defending summary ejectment (eviction) matters, handling appeals from eviction cases to District Court, and dealing with typical landlord tenant issues from the initial term of a lease throughout the lease term.  Such issues include litigation and informal dispute resolution.

Our preferred course is to prevent problems from arising in the first place. In negotiating a lease, for example, we will take the time needed to identify potential problem areas and make appropriate provisions that protect our client's rights and interests.  That is why it is so important to have your lease reviewed before you sign it!  This is particularly true for commercial leases which generally have little protection for the tenant.  Triangle Law Group carefully reviews leases and uses its creativity to suggest revisions that protect our client's rights. We also advise our clients regarding their duties and obligations where there is no written lease.

Triangle Law Group also has handled many toxic mold cases for commercial and residential tenant clients in North Carolina.  We are well versed and experienced in protecting tenant rights when a toxic mold problem exists, regardless of whether it involves property damage, medical issues, or both.  Such mold issues commonly arise due to water leaks and other similar types of maintenance issues.

At Triangle Law Group, we solve problems through negotiation, alternative dispute resolution methods such as mediation and arbitration, and, as a last resort, litigation.  We are experienced litigators and handle matters in state and federal courts

Call 919-301-0716 or contact us online to see how our creativity can work for you.  We also offer special consultation rates for initial meetings in order to minimize our client's cost

North Carolina Commercial and Residential Landlord Services

As a landlord, you may find yourself asking questions such as: Can I change the locks if my tenant does not pay? How do I evict my tenant if he engages in criminal activity? Triangle Law Group can answer these and other common landlord questions that arise during the course of a residential or commercial lease. 

Lawyers at Triangle Law Group represent landlords and property managers on lease matters in commercial and residential matters.  Triangle Law Group handles cases in Raleigh, Wake County and throughout the State of North Carolina.  Our services include drafting and modifying leases, resolving lease disputes and bringing evictions actions to remove a tenant and/or collect a money judgment for unpaid rent or damage to the premises. Triangle Law Group defends lawsuits filed against landlords for premises liability, injury, and toxic mold exposure.  We practice in all state courts and in federal court  We also handle appeals from Magistrate's Court to District Court.

Our extensive experience in landlord tenant law and litigation allows Triangle Law Group attorneys to quickly analyze the issue and move forward to finding a creative, cost-effective solution.  Laurie Gengo, the owner of Triangle Law Group, regularly presents seminars to other attorneys and landlords on landlord tenant law issues in North Carolina.  Ms. Gengo is also a landlord herself, so she brings her own personal experience to solving landlord tenant issues. 

Triangle Law Group handles matters of all sizes for our landlord clients.  Triangle Law Group clients range from individual landlords who own one rental property, to large apartment companies and shopping center owners.  We can also assist property management companies and real estate brokers with landlord tenant issues that arise in their business.  We have a proven track record of resolving our client's lease issues in a cost-effective manner.

One of the most important services we offer is to be preventive.  We urge all landlord clients to have a written lease, and to allow us to draft or edit that lease before a tenant signs it.  Obtaining a form lease off the internet, as many landlords do, is not a wise thing to do.  North Carolina leases should contain certain provisions in order to protect all parties.  Let Triangle Law Group work with you to prepare a solid lease in order to avoid problems from the outset of the lease term. However, if a problem should arise, Triangle Law Group can handle this for you and reduce the stresses associated with being a landlord. 

Triangle Law Group lawyers have also handled many toxic mold cases for commercial and residential tenant landlord in North Carolina.  We are well versed and experienced in protecting tenant rights when a toxic mold problem exists, regardless of whether it involves property damage, medical issues, or both.  Such mold issues commonly arise due to water leaks and other similar types of maintenance issues.

At Triangle Law Group, we solve problems through negotiation, alternative dispute resolution methods such as mediation and arbitration, and, as a last resort, litigation.  We are experienced litigators and handle matters in state and federal courts 

Call 919-301-0716 or send an e-mail to arrange for a consultation.  We also offer special consultation rates for initial meetings in order to minimize our client's costs.  Whether you are planning on purchasing a rental property or already do so, Triangle Law Group lawyers is ready to serve your legal needs.

Creative Solutions to Resolving Landlord and Tenant Issues

At Triangle Law Group, we always seek to resolve problems quickly, using our creative approach to practicing law.  Many problems can be resolved through a short telephone consultation.

Call 919-301-0716 or contact us online to see how our creativity can work for you.

Office Location

Triangle Law Group
Glenwood Office Commons
3130 Fairhill Drive

Suite 104
Raleigh, NC 27612

Telephone: 919-301-0716
Telephone: 877-427-1252
Fax: 919-848-1699

Email: laurie@trianglelawgroup.net 



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