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I am in Orange county - North Carolina. I appealed my

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I am in Orange county - North Carolina. I appealed my landlord's decision to evict me in may. We have district court tomorrow, what happens if I lose? Can I stay a writ of possession? How much time before I have to move?
JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?
Customer: North Carolina, Chapel Hill
JA: Has any paperwork been filed?
Customer: yes, I have district court tomorrow on my appeal to her notice to evict.
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: no, other that what I asked/
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Real Estate Law
Expert:  LawTalk replied 11 months ago.

Good afternoon,

I'm Doug, and I'm very sorry to hear of your situation. My goal is to provide you with excellent service today.

If you lose in court tomorrow the court will issue a judgment of eviction. If you do not file an appeal, then 10 days after the judgment of eviction, the landlord will then have to file a request for entry of a Writ of Possession. Once the Writ has been signed by the judge the landlord will need to give the Writ to the sheriff to serve upon you or post to your rental unit at the front door. The Sheriff has 7 days to serve the Writ and after you are served, but after it is served you have only about 48 hours to remove all of your things and vacate the property.

You may reply back to me using the Reply link and I will be happy to continue to assist you until I am able to address your concerns, to your satisfaction.

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I wish you and yours the best in 2016,


Expert:  LawTalk replied 11 months ago.

Good afternoon,

This seems like a very crucial matter for you, and your questions and issues suggest that an in-depth conversation might best suit your needs. If you are interested, for a very nominal charge I can offer you a private phone conference as opposed to continuing in this question and answer thread which is searchable and viewable by the public.

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Thanks in advance,