Thanks for that information---that is what I needed and it is good news for you as well.
You see, NC has a law known as the Vacation Rental Act. Under the act, for tenants who enter into a rental agreement
---it may be a formal writing, or oral---or in your case, oral with writings confirming the agreement-=--of 30 days or less, are subject to an expedited eviction process that can occur in as little as 18 hours. However, only rental leases of property for less than this 30 day period are entitled to this Expedited Eviction. Here is a link to the law, so you may copy it and present it to your landlord---or the police if the landlord tries something funny---like locking you out:
No, what this means is that you will have to be evicted through the traditional process, which generally will take 2 to 4 weeks. Presuming that you pay monthly, and as a holdover tenant---one who stays beyond the lease date---you must first be served with a 7 Day Notice of Termination of Tenancy. After that time, the landlord may file for eviction in court and that process will take a while as well.
So, as long as you plan top be gone by the middle of the month--I see little that the landlord can legally do about you holding over until then. You will of course be obligated to pay rent---but you can not legally be forced out. Here is a link to a brief explanation of the eviction process required under NC law:
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