Previously, we began looking at the topic of expedited eviction of tenants, which we pointed out to be the most efficient way for landlords to address situations where tenants are involved in criminal activity in connection with the leased property.
This past Sunday, Owner and Attorney Laurie Gengo and Attorney Maria Hawkins participated as judges in the 11th Annual Tobacco Road Invitational held at the Durham County Courthouse. The tournament showcased an elite level of trial advocacy of college students from around the United States. Ms. Gengo and Ms. Hawkins enjoyed their time to evaluate objection arguments, the credibility of character witnesses, and the persuasiveness of some of the best college students in the country. The attorneys at Triangle Law Group love volunteering and mentoring the next generation of attorneys.
Landlord-tenant relations are not always easy to navigate, whether as a landlord or as a tenant. Both tenants and landlords owe one another specific duties, and failure to abide by those duties can result in legal disputes. This is especially prevalent in an eviction situation of tenants suspected of criminal activity.
If you live in a rental house or apartment that has suffered water damage, you may be concerned about black mold growing in your home.
Picking up where we left off last time, one important point to make about disclosures in real estate sales is that sellers have the option to either provide information concerning their actual knowledge of the characteristics of a property, or to make no representation regarding certain aspects of the property. If the seller chooses to make no representations for one or multiple items, the buyer does not have the ability to hold the seller accountable for issues that arise on those issues after the agreement is made.
In previous posts, we've been looking at the topic of disclosure in real estate purchases. As we noted last time, sellers of residential property in North Carolina have a duty to make disclosures by filling out the proper disclosure paperwork as part of the sale.