The 10 Day Eviction Notice and Process – Information for Landlords in Charlotte, NC

Tenant eviction in Charlotte, NC is often the result of an otherwise good tenant having some difficult financial situation occur which prevents them from being able to pay rent. It’s stressful for landlords as well as tenants, and even experienced property managers dislike having to evict people from their homes. However, your investment property is a business, and if you’re not earning any income off your tenants, you need to replace them with tenants who can pay.

Filing a 10 Day Notice

The eviction process begins with a 10 Day Notice. We incorporate the notice into our leases, so we can waive the legal requirement that this notice be served to tenants. If you include the 10 Day Notice in your lease, you can get the eviction completed in a timelier and less expensive fashion. When rent isn’t paid, we immediately file for eviction with the Clerk of the Court in the county where the rental property is located. Then, we have to wait 10 days until our first day in court. During court hearing, the tenant has the opportunity to explain why rent hasn’t been paid. The judge will listen, but we will usually get our eviction judgment, which comes with possession of the property. The tenants have 10 days to leave the home or come to a payment arrangement with us to stay in the home. We don’t consider any payment arrangements unless all outstanding balances and late fees are included.

Writ of Possession Process

If the tenant doesn’t make a payment arrangement and they’re still in the property after 10 days, we file for a Writ of Possession. This is never a good situation, and it requires the sheriff to come to the property and physically remove the tenants and their things. Any possessions left behind can be handled by the sheriff as well.

Length of an Eviction

Most evictions take between 30 and 60 days, depending on how long you wait to get started and the county that your house is located. It will be hard to deal with, especially if your mortgage payment counts on those rental funds that you aren’t receiving. Most landlords also worry that the evicted tenants will damage the property. Your goal is to get nonpaying tenants out as quickly as possible so you can clean the property up and begin marketing for new tenants. Keeping the lines of communication open is a good policy when you’re evicting tenants. They might feel humiliated and stressed, and it can be useful to you to provide information for them on more affordable housing. Try to support the tenants even as they are dealing with this eviction.

If you have any questions about tenant eviction in Charlotte, please contact Carod Properties.

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