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We give her husband the rent every month. The last payment was around may 4th. Because she can't be in contact with us she told her husband to tell us.
Than you for your follow-up.In that case you have a significant amount of options available. First of all, a legitimate notice to leave the premises must be in writing. It cannot be oral, and even if she cannot be in contact with you, she could still send the notice via certified mail or get a third party to deliver it to you. Oral comments are simply not sufficient.Otherwise she can give you notice of only 7 days, as per North Carolina laws linked to here:http://www.lawserver.com/law/state/north-carolina/nc-laws/north_carolina_laws_42-14If she accepts rent from you, then she cannot seek an eviction, but she can legally demand you leave if she otherwise follows the state regulations. As you are a month-to-month tenant, you would be entitled to 7 days notice.Hope that helps.
Just so I have this clear, if she goes to city hall gets an eviction notice and have it served to use. Than we have only 7 days to move out. I an still a little confused. They take out money every month.
Thank you for your follow-up.She cannot go to city hall and obtain an eviction notice yet. Without proving that she gave you 'written notice' to leave, she would be barred from filing for an eviction outright. That notice is the first step before she can even attempt to pursue the means of removing you from the premises. That notice would give you 7 days to leave. Then if you stay beyond those 7 days, only THEN she could go to court and file a petition for an eviction hearing. Only then would the courts summon you for the hearing and formally rule on whether or not her demand that you leave or not is valid. Good luck.
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