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In North Carolina, without a written lease, you are considered a month-to-month tenant that can be evicted on 7 days notice. Further, you are required to pay your rent each month, regardless of whether a landlord makes repairs in a timely manner.
The North Carolina Legal Aid Society offers free legal advice to tenants that have financial needs. Click on the link to access the Legal Aid Society.
Here is the link to the Legal Aid Society of North Carolina:
Our area experiences many hurricanes and tropical storms. When that happens, we also get flooded ----- with out of state contractors, roofers, mitigation repair people all wanting your insurance monies.
Beware! Always check their credentials:
1. Are they registered as a foreign corporation authorized to conduct business in North Carolina? Check the NC Secretary of State website for their corporation registration.
2. Are they licensed general contractors? Any contract for work performed on your home that exceeds $30,000 must be done by a licensed general contractor. Roofers do not necessarily need to be licensed as contractors, but loss mitigation and clean up companies do if they are engaging in any repair or renovation.
3. Do NOT sign any pre-printed "forms" that authorize the company to use all of your insurance proceeds, including supplemental proceeds. That is your money. After you get your insurance claim quote from your adjuster, shop around for the best quote from a contractor. Do NOT let them perform work that matches the insurance proceeds!
4. Many out-of-state contractors simply "subcontract" out the work on your home. Make sure you know who is doing the actual work.
5. Finally, make sure your insurance coverage is up to date prior to the hurricane season that starts June 1, 2023.
Double check any contractor with the North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contractors. Use the link below.