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Chapter 42: Landlord and Tenant.

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Article 1 - General Provisions. [RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 42-1 42-1. Lessor and lessee not partners.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 42-2 42-2. Attornment unnecessary on conveyance of reversions, etc.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 42-3 42-3. Term forfeited for nonpayment of rent.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 42-4 42-4. Recovery for use and occupation.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 42-5 42-5. Rent apportioned, where lease terminated by death.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 42-6 42-6. Rents, annuities, etc., apportioned, where right to payment terminated by death.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 42-7 42-7. In lieu of emblements, farm lessee holds out year, with rents apportioned.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 42-8 42-8. Grantees of reversion and assigns of lease have reciprocal rights under covenants.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 42-9 42-9. Agreement to rebuild, how construed in case of fire.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 42-10 42-10. Tenant not liable for accidental damage.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 42-11 42-11. Willful destruction by tenant misdemeanor.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 42-12 42-12. Lessee may surrender, where building destroyed or damaged.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 42-13 42-13. Wrongful surrender to other than landlord misdemeanor.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 42-14 42-14. Notice to quit in certain tenancies.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 42-14.1 42-14.1. Rent control.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 42-14.2 42-14.2. Death, illness, or conviction of certain crimes not a material fact.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 42-14.3 42-14.3. Notice of conversion of manufactured home communities.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 42-14.4 42-14.4. Notice to State Bar of attorney default on lease.[RTF] [PDF]
Article 2 - Agricultural Tenancies. [RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 42-15 42-15. Landlord's lien on crops for rents, advances, etc.; enforcement.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 42-15.1 42-15.1. Landlord's lien on crop insurance for rents, advances, etc.; enforcement.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 42-16 42-16. Rights of tenants.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 42-17 42-17. Action to settle dispute between parties.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 42-18 42-18. Tenant's undertaking on continuance or appeal.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 42-19 42-19. Crops delivered to landlord on his undertaking.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 42-20 42-20. Crops sold, if neither party gives undertaking.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 42-21 42-21. Tenant's crop not subject to execution against landlord.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 42-22 42-22. Unlawful seizure by landlord or removal by tenant misdemeanor.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 42-22.1 42-22.1. Failure of tenant to account for sales under tobacco marketing cards.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 42-23 42-23. Terms of agricultural tenancies in certain counties.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 42-24 42-24. Turpentine and lightwood leases.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 42-25 42-25. Mining and timberland leases.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 42-25.1 through 42-25.5 42-25.1 through 42-25.5: Reserved for future codification purposes.[RTF] [PDF]
Article 2A - Ejectment of Residential Tenants. [RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 42-25.6 42-25.6. Manner of ejectment of residential tenants.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 42-25.7 42-25.7. Distress and distraint not permitted.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 42-25.8 42-25.8. Contrary lease provisions.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 42-25.9 42-25.9. Remedies.[RTF] [PDF]
Article 3 - Summary Ejectment. [RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 42-26 42-26. Tenant holding over may be dispossessed in certain cases.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 42-26.1 42-26.1: Expired.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 42-27 42-27. Local: Refusal to perform contract ground for dispossession.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 42-28 42-28. Summons issued by clerk.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 42-29 42-29. Service of summons.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 42-30 42-30. Judgment by confession, where plaintiff has proved case, or failure to appear.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 42-31 42-31. Trial by magistrate.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 42-32 42-32. Damages assessed to trial.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 42-33 42-33. Rent and costs tendered by tenant.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 42-34 42-34. Undertaking on appeal and order staying execution.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 42-34.1 42-34.1. Rent pending execution of judgment; post bond pending appeal.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 42-35 42-35. Restitution of tenant, if case quashed, etc., on appeal.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 42-36 42-36. Damages to tenant for dispossession, if proceedings quashed, etc.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 42-36.1 42-36.1. Lease or rental of manufactured homes.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 42-36.1A 42-36.1A. Judgments for possession more than 30 days old.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 42-36.2 42-36.2. Notice to tenant of execution of writ for possession of property; storage of evicted tenant's personal property.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 42-36.3 42-36.3. Death of residential tenant; landlord may file affidavit to remove personal property from the dwelling unit.[RTF] [PDF]
Article 4 - Forms. [RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 42-37 42-37: Repealed by Session Laws 1971, c. 533, s. 11.[RTF] [PDF]
Article 4A - Retaliatory Eviction. [RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 42-37.1 42-37.1. Defense of retaliatory eviction.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 42-37.2 42-37.2. Remedies.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 42-37.3 42-37.3. Waiver.[RTF] [PDF]
Article 5 - Residential Rental Agreements. [RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 42-38 42-38. Application.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 42-39 42-39. Exclusions.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 42-40 42-40. Definitions.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 42-41 42-41. Mutuality of obligations.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 42-42 42-42. Landlord to provide fit premises.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 42-42.1 42-42.1. Water and electricity conservation.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 42-42.2 42-42.2. Victim protection - nondiscrimination.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 42-42.3 42-42.3. Victim protection - change locks.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 42-43 42-43. Tenant to maintain dwelling unit.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 42-44 42-44. General remedies, penalties, and limitations.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 42-45 42-45. Early termination of rental agreement by military personnel, surviving family members, or lawful representative.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 42-45.1 42-45.1. Early termination of rental agreement by victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 42-45.2 42-45.2. Early termination of rental agreement by military and tenants residing in certain foreclosed property.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 42-46 42-46. Authorized fees.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 42-47 through 42-49 42-47 through 42-49: Reserved for future codification purposes.[RTF] [PDF]
Article 6 - Tenant Security Deposit Act. [RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 42-50 42-50. Deposits from the tenant.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 42-51 42-51. Permitted uses of the deposit.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 42-52 42-52. Landlord's obligations.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 42-53 42-53. Pet deposits.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 42-54 42-54. Transfer of dwelling units.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 42-55 42-55. Remedies.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 42-56 42-56. Application of Article.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 42-57 42-57. Reserved for future codification purposes.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 42-58 42-58. Reserved for future codification purposes.[RTF] [PDF]
Article 7 - Expedited Eviction of Drug Traffickers and Other Criminals. [RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 42-59 42-59. Definitions.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 42-59.1 42-59.1. Statement of Public Policy.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 42-60 42-60. Nature of actions and jurisdiction.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 42-61 42-61. Standard of proof.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 42-62 42-62. Parties.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 42-63 42-63. Remedies and judicial orders.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 42-64 42-64. Affirmative defense or exemption to a complete eviction.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 42-65 42-65. Obstructing the execution or enforcement of a removal or eviction order.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 42-66 42-66. Motion to enforce eviction and removal orders.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 42-67 42-67. Impermissible defense.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 42-68 42-68. Expedited proceedings.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 42-69 42-69. Relation to criminal proceedings.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 42-70 42-70. Discovery.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 42-71 42-71. Protection of threatened witnesses or affiants.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 42-72 42-72. Availability of law enforcement resources to plaintiffs or potential plaintiffs.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 42-73 42-73. Collection of rent.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 42-74 42-74. Preliminary or emergency relief.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 42-75 42-75. Cumulative remedies.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 42-76 42-76. Civil immunity.[RTF] [PDF]