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Landlord/Tenant Issues

Landlord/Tenant Disputes

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For renters and landlords in Jacksonville and throughout the Onslow County area, understanding your rights in a landlord/tenant relationship can be challenging. Whether you are stationed aboard Camp Lejeune, Camp Johnson, or New River Air Station and are looking for off-base housing; you are considering a residential or commercial property or investment and want to know your rights as a potential property owner and landlord; or anything in-between, the attorney and staff at The Trevor J. Avery Law Firm can help you.

Schedule a consultation at The Trevor J. Avery Law Firm today by calling (910) 405-8459.

Rights & Duties as a Tenant

Whenever you consider renting a property, you should always have a firm grasp of your rights and obligations as a potential renter. As a tenant in North Carolina, the law affords you significant protections relating to your use of the property and your relationship with the landlord, among other things. However, North Carolina landlord-tenant laws also impose some significant duties on tenants renting residential property. If a tenant does not live up to the terms of the rental agreement, such as by not paying rent, the landlord has the right to begin ejectment or eviction procedures to have them removed. Even when the property involved is commercial in nature there are a similar set of rights and obligations that apply to commercial tenants.

Rights & Duties as a Landlord

Being a commercial or residential landlord can be a profitable and satisfying way to make extra money, but it is important that you understand what your duties are both before you decide to take on the responsibility and during the tenancy. While a residential tenant may be obligated to keep their residence in a decent condition, the landlord will be required to maintain all common areas such as sidewalks, pools, and parking lots. There are also rules that govern the collection, accounting, and use of security deposits that must be followed, plus procedures that govern the ejectment or eviction of tenants.

Contact us Today For Legal Advice

When you want to find a place to rent, need advice about protecting your investment property, or just have landlord/tenant questions you want answered, talk to an attorney with experience resolving these situations. Be certain that you understand your legal rights and duties as a landlord or a tenant, and if you believe your rights have been violated, we can help determine your options.

At The Trevor J. Avery Law Firm, we have years of experience assisting people in Jacksonville, Richlands, Swansboro, and Holly Ridge, as well as the beach communities of Topsail Island (North Topsail Beach, Surf City, and Topsail Beach) and the rest of the Onslow County area with landlord-tenant legal issues. 

If you would like practical, personalized advice, contact us today so we can sit down with you and discuss your concerns.

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