North Carolina Required Landlord Disclosures

Learn about the disclosures that landlords in North Carolina must provide tenants, usually in the lease or rental agreement.

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North Carolina requires landlords to make the following disclosures to tenants:

Going to court fees. If landlord wishes to charge a complaint-filing fee, a court-appearance fee, or a second trial fee, which may be done when the landlord files an eviction lawsuit or sues for money owed, the policy must be in the written lease. (N.C. Gen. Stat. § 42-46(e) to (h))

Security deposit. Within 30 days of the beginning of the lease term, landlord must disclose the name and address of the banking institution where the deposit is located. (N.C. Gen. Stat. §§ 42-50 to 42-56)

Check the North Carolina statute (N.C. Gen. Stat. §§ 42-46(e) to (h), 42-50 to 42-56) for details on these disclosures. See the Laws and Legal Research section of Nolo for advice on finding and reading statutes and court decisions.

Also, check your local ordinance for any city or county disclosure requirements. To find yours, check your city or county website (many are listed on State and Local Government on the Net), or contact the office of your mayor, city manager, or county administrator.

Finally, see the Required Landlord Disclosures article for details on federally-required landlord disclosures and other information on disclosures about the rental property.

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