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Are you in a rent controlled area?
Are you under a fixed term lease or are you a month to month tenant?
Did you receive a written notice to terminate your tenancy?
Ok, unfortunately, there is no NC state statute that would require a landlord to compensate a tenant for moving expenses if they properly terminate their month to month tenancy. Under NC law, a landlord only has to give a tenant a written 7 day notice to terminate and can then pursue a formal eviction in court after that to regain legal possession.
However, I would opine that this wouldn't meet the legal requirments for a written notice since the law requires an actual paper notice to be handed directly to the tenant or posted on the front door.. So I think you have grounds to dispute any eviction that they might try if you didn't vacate on the grounds of a violation of your procedural due process rights to proper notice.