Download the North Carolina standard lease agreement that is for landlords and tenants seeking to create a one (1) year term for the renting of property in exchange for monthly payment. Before authorizing an agreement, the landlord will usually check the tenant’s credit, employment, and rental history along with verifying his or her income to reduce the chances of a future eviction.
Once the tenant has been approved the agreement should be signed by both parties and once the security deposit (if required) and first month’s rent has been paid, access to the premises will be granted. Typically the rent will be on the first (1st) day of every month and if the move-in is prior the tenant will pay the pro-rated share of the rental amount.
- If the residential unit was constructed prior to 1978, the lead based paint disclosure form must be attached to the contract and signed by the tenant to acknowledge the potential existence of the hazard.
- North Carolina Landlord Tenant Laws – Chapter 42: Landlord and Tenant
- Landlord Tenant Booklet – Provided by the Attorney General