North Carolina Eviction Notice Forms

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A North Carolina eviction notice form to pay rent is a written document that states a tenant has a certain number of days to pay the rent (10 in North Carolina) or to vacate the premises. Additionally, there are other notice forms for other possible grounds for evictions in North Carolina.

Read further to learn about what information is required on an eviction notice for it to be valid, legally acceptable ways of delivering notices and types of notices for all possible grounds for evictions.

Information Required for all North Carolina Notices

A landlord is expected to provide some basic information on all notices. This information includes:

  • The name of the tenant(s)
  • The address of the rental property
  • The date of the notice
  • The reason the notice is being issued
  • The amount of time the tenant has to remedy the situation or vacate the property
  • The signature of the individual issuing the notice
  • Proof of service with:
    • The date service was provided
    • A statement indicating how service was provided
    • The printed name and signature of the person providing service

Acceptable Ways of Delivering Notices

In the state of North Carolina eviction notices may be provided to the tenant by:

  • Personal delivery to the tenant
  • Leaving the notice with a member of the tenant’s household of appropriate age
  • Posting in an obvious place at the rental property

Types of Eviction Notices

Each possible grounds for eviction has its own process and notice requirements.

Eviction Notice for Failure to Pay Rent – 10 Day Notice to Quit Nonpayment of Rent

In the state of North Carolina, a landlord is required to provide his/her tenant with a 10-Day Notice to Quit Nonpayment of Rent before proceeding with the eviction process.

Along with information that must be included in all North Carolina eviction notices, the 10-Day Notice to Quit Nonpayment of Rent should include:

  • The total amount owed to the landlord
  • An accounting of the rent owed by rental period
  • A statement indicating that if the tenant has not been served a Notice to Quit Nonpayment of Rent in the last 12 months, the tenant has the right to stop the eviction process by paying his/her landlord the outstanding amount due within 10 days of receiving the notice.

Get the downloadable 10 Day Notice to Quit template form below (.pdf direct link)

Eviction Notice for Lease Violation – Unconditional Notice to Quit

In the state of North Carolina, a landlord may evict a tenant for violation of the terms of the lease with an Unconditional Notice to Quit if the lease specifies that the landlord is allowed to end the lease upon violation of the terms. The state of North Carolina does not specify an amount of time required for an Unconditional Notice to Quit.

Along with information that must be included in all North Carolina eviction notices, the Unconditional Notice to Quit should include:

  • A statement indicating the violation to the terms of the lease

Get the downloadable Unconditional Notice to Quit template form below (.pdf direct link)

Eviction Notice for Illegal Behavior – No Notice Required

In the state of North Carolina, a landlord may evict a tenant for engaging in illegal activity without providing an eviction notice. The landlord may seek an expedited eviction, referred to as an “Article 7 eviction.” If a tenant participates in criminal activity that threatens the safety, health, or “right of peaceful agreement,” of the landlord or other tenants of the rental property, he/she may be immediately evicted from the property.

Lease Termination Notice for Tenants at Will – 7 Day Lease Termination Letter

In the state of North Carolina, a landlord may evict an at-will tenant without cause. To do this he/she must first provide the tenant with a Lease Termination Letter. The amount of time required depends upon the way in which the tenant rents the property. The landlord must provide a 7 Day Lease Termination Letter to a month-to-month at will tenant. If the tenant rents weekly, the landlord must provide the tenant with 2 days to vacate the property. If the tenant rents on a yearly basis, the landlord must provide a minimum of one months notice.

Along with information that must be included in all North Carolina eviction notices, the Lease Termination Letter must include:

  • The exact date upon which the tenant is expected to vacate the property

Get the downloadable 7 Day Lease Termination Letter template form below (.pdf direct link)