North Carolina Rental Lease Agreement Templates | PDF | Word

The North Carolina rental agreements are for the use of property owners of commercial or residential space wishing to lease to a qualified tenant for a period of time while receiving payments every month. The landlord will usually first verify that the tenant is qualified to be occupying the space through the rental application where their credit and background information will be checked with national bureaus. Furthermore the landlord may lookup any employment references, previous year(s) tax returns, and other landlords that have had experience with the tenant to make sure their character is respectable. Once approved and the lease has been signed both parties will become bound to the terms and conditions of the contract.


A property owner in the state of North Carolina may lease their property to a office, retail, or industrial business tenant with the commercial lease agreement. To complete our agreement, both the landlord and business owner (tenant) has to complete or agree on a total of 28 sections, including both the landlord and tenant’s signatures such as; Term Rental Use Sublease and Assignment Repairs Utilities Parking Building Rules Default Condemnation Security Deposit After all 28 sections are complete and the lease is signed and dated,…


The North Carolina notice to quit is the first step in the eviction process when a tenant has failed to pay rent. The lessor will issue this form allowing the tenant up to ten (10) days to pay the rent due, which will continue the lease as if nothing happened, or vacate the property. The tenant should note that if they decide to vacate that it does not mean that they are off the hook for the amount due as…


The North Carolina month to month rental contract, or Tenancy at Will, is a form used by residential landlords and tenants when an arrangement would like to be made where there is no end date but either party may cancel or terms with at least seven (7) days notice (Statute 42-14). This type of relationship usually comes into effect after a tenant has rented a property for a year from a landlord and both parties feel comfortable enough to enter…


The North Carolina rental application is a document used to screen a tenant that is interested in authorizing a legally binding lease agreement with the landlord. The landlord’s number one thing to look for is the tenant’s financial information, more specifically, their employment, banking (including account numbers), credit, and background information to ensure that the monthly amount will be paid on time. The landlord may in addition ask for references from previous property owners/managers to see if they paid on…


The North Carolina residential lease agreement is a user-friendly and important contract used to ensure the transaction between the landlord and tenant is legally agreed upon. This form is structured around a one (1) year term installed with monthly payments. For the document to go into effect, both parties will have to agree and complete the following sections: Date of Lease Enactment Length of Lease Term Monthly Rent Cost Form of Payment Rent Payment Procedure Rent Due Date Bad-Check Servicing Charge Security Deposit Cleaning Fee…


The North Carolina sublease is a form that allows a tenant to allow someone else, known as the sublessee, to occupy their space for payment. The tenant must usually get a formal request or permission from the landlord that allows them to ‘sublet’ as most standard lease documents do not allow this type of arrangement. The tenant has a choice of one (1) of two (2) ways to conduct this type of relationship; Entire Space – This is the most…

Laws | Residential Rental Agreement Act | Landlord-Tenant Handbook | Chapter 42: Landlord and Tenant


Fees (Statute 42-46) – The landlord may charge the tenant for any fees associated with a potential eviction by stating in the lease that there will be a fee for filing a complaint, appearing in court, and any trials.

Lead-Based Paint – The landlord is required, only if the housing was built prior to 1978, to inform the tenant of this type of paint which was used before that time period and may be on  the premises. Specifically, all lessees should be on watch for any type of paint that is chipping or cracking.

Security Deposit Location (Statute 42-50) – Within thirty (30) days of the initial term the landlord must provide the bank name and address of where the funds are being held.


Security Deposits

Maximum (Statute 42-51) – For month to month tenancies (Tenancy at Will) the landlord may charge up to one and a half (1.5) months’ rent and for any agreement longer than two (2) months’ the landlord may charge up to two (2) months’ rent.

Returning (Statute 42-52) – The landlord must give back the funds within thirty (30) days after the termination of tenancy.

Access to Premises

There is no statute that states the landlord must give notice to the tenant in order to enter the property for a standard maintenance. Although it is common courtesy to give the tenant some sort of heads up before accessing the premises.