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Can a landlord keep my security deposit?

For many renters in North Carolina, coming up with a security deposit along with the first month's rent is difficult. It is a lot of money to hand over at one time, so it is natural to wonder what the landlord does with it. It is also natural to want it all back when you move out.

Understanding a commercial lease

A commercial lease can be very complex in North Carolina or any other state. Start-up entrepreneurs and other business owners usually lease the property where they do business rather than owning it because the cost is lower. As FindLaw explains, unlike most residential leases, commercial leases have negotiable terms since each one is tailored to the needs and desires of the particular landlord and tenant.

What are my rights when my landlord won't fix HVAC or plumbing?

As a renter in North Carolina, you rely on your landlord to repair any plumbing or HVAC problems as soon as possible. But the truth is, some landlords do, and some of them do not. If you have ever rented a home or apartment, you probably know how frustrating it is to have to wait for your landlord to take care of such a problem. It is even more frustrating when they do not.

Unpaid rent and other grounds for eviction

Evictions can be incredibly overwhelming for landlords and tenants alike. Often, both parties feel stressed out or even uncertain of which steps to take during this process. Whether you are a landlord or are renting, it is crucial to make sure your legal rights are not trampled on. With landlord/tenant issues, there may be a number of details that could have an impact on the case, and each situation is unique. There are a myriad of reasons behind landlords' decisions to evict tenants, from unpaid rent to the expiration of a lease, and it is essential to be prepared.

A landlord's legal obligations to a tenant

When a landlord and a tenant sign a lease agreement for a residential property in North Carolina, the landlord is agreeing to more than simply collecting payments. The Office of the Attorney General states that the tenant can expect certain duties to be fulfilled even if they are not outlined in the contract.

Is your landlord responsible for your injuries?

When you rent an apartment or another type of residential property in North Carolina, you have certain rights. While you must abide by specific terms presented by your landlord in your rental contract, you do have the right to a reasonable expectation of safety, as well as the right to hold your landlord accountable when his or her negligence leads to your injury.

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. 

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