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North Carolina Lease Agreement

If you're renting out your property to a tenant, you'll want to make sure you have a written Lease Agreement signed before the tenant moves into the property. By signing a Lease Agreement, both the... Read More

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  • What is a North Carolina Lease Agreement?

    If you're renting out your property to a tenant, you'll want to make sure you have a written Lease Agreement signed before the tenant moves into the property. By signing a Lease Agreement, both the landlord and tenant are essentially putting the terms of their agreement to rent the property in writing.


    Use the North Carolina Lease Agreement document if:

    • You're leasing residential property to a tenant in North Carolina.
    • You want to a rent a room to a tenant.
    • You want to lease residential property from a landlord who doesn't have a lease form.

    Although there's no standard Lease Agreement, there are still some basic requirements that should be included in every lease. These include: the names of the landlord and tenant; the address of the property; the amount of rent; when the rent is due, who it should be paid to, and where it's to be paid; the amount and purpose of the security deposit; the amount of any late fee; whether pets are allowed; who's responsible for which utilities; and information about lead based paint on the property.

    In North Carolina, there's also additional requirements that must be included in the lease. For example, In North Carolina the security cannot exceed one and half (1 1/2) month's rent for month-to-month tenancies and two (2) month's rent for fixed terms. Additionally, the landlord must give the tenant the name and address of the bank where their deposit is being held. This Lease Agreement is in accordance with North Carolina law and includes all the specific information requried by the state of North Carolina.

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