North Carolina Evictions Lawyers
Any business owner landlord who has been through the eviction process knows that it can be costly, both in money and in time. That’s why many big organizations hire seasoned eviction lawyers to expedite and streamline these fraught legal proceedings.
At Crawford & von Keller, PLLC our attorneys believe that experienced legal counsel should be available to creditors and lending institutions of all sizes. We have extensive experience fighting for creditors’ rights, and we have the knowledge and resources to help our clients navigate through the eviction process in a way that saves them time and money.
We represent clients throughout North Carolina, providing legal counsel on the following issues.
Residential evictions – In North Carolina, a tenant can be evicted for many different reasons, including a failure to pay rent, continuing to reside on the property after the expiration of the lease, committing crimes on the premises (such as drug trafficking), or breaching the terms laid out in the lease agreement. Furthermore, a former property owner can be evicted after foreclosure, or, in cases involving motor homes, when the motor home changes hands due to a replevin action.
There are several stages in the eviction process, which, depending on the specifics of eviction in question, may include:
- Serving an eviction notice to the tenant
- Filing a summary ejectment in small claims court
- Serving the tenant with a Summons and Complaint
- Attending a hearing
- Accepting the magistrate’s judgment of possession, which reverts the property back to its owner and permits them to forcefully evict the tenant
Evictions after foreclosure – In order to evict a foreclosed homeowner, a landlord will first need to send them a notice to quit, which specifies the number of days the previous homeowner has to vacate the property. If they don’t vacate in that period of time, the property owner can proceed with an eviction through a separate lawsuit. While this action could take a few months to resolve, our attorneys will work hard to expedite that process.
Section 8 evictions – Evicting a Section 8 tenant is more challenging than the average eviction. A Section 8 tenant is typically a low-income individual who receives government benefits through the Housing Choice Voucher Program. While the government pays a portion of the tenant’s rent, the tenant can still be evicted for non-payment of their portion of the rent. Section 8 tenants can also be evicted if they engage in illegal activity on the property or breach the terms of the lease. A landlord will typically need to notify the housing authority of their intent to evict a Section 8 tenant. If the tenant does not vacate in the specified time frame, the landlord will be permitted to file a lawsuit and begin eviction proceedings. Our North Carolina Section 8 eviction attorneys can do all of this on your behalf and provide you with legal counsel throughout the process.
It’s no secret that evictions can be traumatic and stressful for residents in particular. Due to the delicate nature of these matters, our firm handles eviction cases with the utmost sensitivity and professionalism. Our lawyers will ensure that all of your paperwork is filed correctly and well before the deadline and will assist you in utilizing law enforcement to carry out an eviction when it is essential. Rest assured that our attorneys will consider every possible legal option to ensure the best outcome for your case.
If you have questions about the eviction process, would like to know more about your legal rights, or want to learn more about how the North Carolina evictions attorneys at Crawford & von Keller, PLLC might be able to guide you through the eviction process, contact us by phone or through our online form at your earliest convenience.