In North Carolina a landlord may evict tenants by a special court procedure called summary ejectment if the lease is breached or terminated. A landlord in North Carolina may not use selfhelp such as cutting off utilities or locking tenants out of their homes in lieu of summary ejectment. The Clerk of Superior Court in your county has the forms and information you need to bring a summary ejectment action in magistrate`s court. In addition, accelerated evictions may occur for tenants and all members of the tenant`s household if criminal activity (such as drug trafficking) has occurred.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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