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Minimizing conflict during eviction

For landlords and tenants alike, eviction can be incredibly challenging. Often, people who are dealing with an eviction may encounter uncertainty, feel very stressed out, or even face financial problems. However, there are many different reasons why evictions become necessary, such as a tenant's failure to pay rent. Triangle Law Group knows how difficult eviction can be for landlords and tenants in Raleigh and other North Carolina areas. As a result, we believe it is essential to take steps to minimize conflict during the eviction process.

The importance of renter's insurance

North Carolina residents who rent homes, condominiums or apartments should know the value of having a good renter's insurance policy. Some landlords or property management companies require some level of renter's insurance coverage. However, even when coverage is not required, such protection should not be overlooked.

Evictions and tenants' rights

Renting a home in North Carolina can come with many fruitful advantages. In most cases, landlords make all needed repairs and remodeling changes, a tenant may look for a new home while in the comfort of a rental house, there is no impending monthly mortgage, and, in some rental agreements, landlords allow and even encourage pets. 

When is my landlord allowed to keep my security deposit?

If you are a renter in Raleigh, you likely had to hand over a security deposit to your landlord at the time you signed your lease. When you move out, that amount may be returned to you. However, in some situations the landlord may be entitled to keep some or all of it. While every lease is different, here are some common situations where a landlord may not have to return your security deposit.

Back rent and other problems with tenants

For landlords, there are a plethora of ways that tenants can become difficult. Triangle Law Group knows firsthand how stressful and even infuriating this can be for landlords in Raleigh, and in cities all across the state of North Carolina. Even though these situations can be very challenging, it is pivotal for landlords to do their best to work through the situation with a level head and a solid understanding of their legal rights. If your tenant has become difficult, or is violating the terms of your rental contract, you should not feel like you have no choice but to allow them to step on your toes.

What is NC’s lead-based paint Preventative Maintenance Program?

Living in a North Carolina rental home, you have limited options regarding maintenance and renovations. However, when it comes to paint, you have more than condition and color to consider. If your home was built before 1978, lead could be an issue.

Consult an experienced attorney to protect your rights as a tenant

Last time, we looked briefly at some of the troubles student-tenants can face with rental housing. As we noted, these problems are often made worse because of opportunistic landlords who take advantage of their young tenants’ ignorance. The reality is that tenants, whether they are students or not, need to understand their rights as renters, or their landlords will have an easier time taking advantage of them.

Landlord-tenant attorneys: students particularly vulnerable to landlord negligence

When it comes to landlord-tenant problems, some tenants are more at risk than others. This includes low-income tenants, disabled and elderly tenants, and also student tenants. According to a recent article, University of North Carolina students living in the Chapel Hill neighborhood are particularly prone to encountering rental issues, including burglary, gas and water leaks, out-of-repair flooring, vermin infestations, unjustified loss of security deposits, and other issues.

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