North Carolina

North Carolina landlords can rent a house, apartment, duplex or condominium to a tenant with these easy downloadable Residential Lease Forms. You can find more forms in our North Carolina Landlord and Tenant Notice Forms section.

Q: Can I charge my tenant a late fee if he/she does not pay the rent on time?
A: Yes, you can charge as much as $15 or 5% of the monthly rent, whichever is greater. You can only charge one late fee for each late payment.

Q: Am I allowed to charge a pet deposit if I let the tenant move in their pet?
A: Landlords in North Carolina are allowed to charge a pet deposit, and it does not have to be refundable.

Q: Is there a maximum limit on what I can ask for as a security deposit?
A: If the tenant is a weekly tenant, you can ask for the equivalent of 2 weeks' rent. If the tenant pays by the month, the maximum is 1 1/2 months' rent. If the tenant pays rent on a longer-than-monthly basis (such as every 2 months, every 6 months, etc), the security deposit cannot exceed 2 months' rent.
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North Carolina Agreement for Tenant Alterations to Rental Unit

NC tenants, get your landlord's consent to do alterations to your rental unit with this North Carolina Agreement for Tenant Alterations.

  • The tenant must use only the materials and procedures agreed to by the landlord.
  • The tenant waives all claims against the landlord for injury, loss or damage suffered as a result of the work.
  • This template contains alternate provisions regarding ownership of the alterations at the end of the tenancy, depending on whether th.....

North Carolina Agreement to Sublet or Assign Lease

Get your landlord's consent to assign your lease or sublet your rental unit for the rest of the lease term with this North Carolina Permission Agreement to Sublet or Assign Lease.

  • The new tenant must meet the landlord's requirements, and the landlord must give its written approval of the new tenant.
  • The form contains clauses for either an assignment of the lease or a sublease of the premises.
  • The landlord has the option to hold the existing tenant respo.....

North Carolina Agreement to Terminate Lease Early

Cancel a tenant's lease before the expiry of the term with this North Carolina Agreement for Early Termination of Lease form.

  • This form is not for evictions. It can only be used when both the landlord and tenant agree to terminate the lease early.
  • This Agreement is for residential tenants only. For commercial properties, a different form is required.
  • The tenant must still give the landlord written not.....

North Carolina Assignment of Lease by Landlord

Assign an existing lease to a new owner of the property with this North Carolina Assignment of Lease by Landlord form.

  • The Assignment is between the seller (current landlord), the purchaser of the property (new landlord), and the tenant.
  • The tenant covenants to pay rent to the new landlord and continue to perform the tenant's obligations under the lease.
  • The purchaser and seller agree to indemnify each other against any claims or actions arising out of any b.....

North Carolina Fixed Term Residential Lease Agreement

Lease a house or apartment in North Carolina to a tenant with this Fixed Term Residential Lease Agreement.

The lease runs for a fixed term, such as 1 year. The Lease Agreement contains standard conditions covering residential rentals such as:
  • when and how the rent payments are to be made;
  • security deposit and late charges;
  • responsibilities of each of the parties for maintenance and repairs;
  • abandonment of the property by the tenan.....

North Carolina Lease Co-Signer Agreement

NC landlords, if you are signing a lease with a tenant who is a minor (such as a student), make sure a parent or guardian of the tenant executes this North Carolina Lease Co-signer Agreement.

The co-signer agrees to:
  • allow the landlord to run a credit check on the co-signer,
  • guarantee that the tenant complies with the rental agreement,
  • guarantee the payment of rent.
This North Carolina Lease Co-signer Agreement is provided in.....

North Carolina Rental Agreement for Residential Premises

Rent a house or apartment in North Carolina to a tenant with this Rental Agreement for Residential Premises, for a monthly or weekly tenancy.
  • The Agreement establishes what is called a "periodic tenancy" because it runs from rental period to rental period (month to month or week to week).
  • The tenant must pay late fees if the rent is not paid on time, and a charge for any returned checks.
  • The tenant is responsible for yard maintenance.
  • Procedure .....

North Carolina Residential Lease Extension

NC landlords, extend the term of a tenant's lease with this downloadable North Carolina Residential Lease Extension Agreement.

  • The landlord and tenant agree to extend the lease term for an additional period.
  • The lease charges now become a monthly rental rate payable for the duration of the extended term.
  • All other provisions of the original lease which are not amended in the Extension Agreement remain the same.
  • This Agreement is for residential lea.....

North Carolina Residential Sublease Agreement

NC tenants, sublease the property you are renting with this North Carolina Sublease Agreement for residential rental units.

  • The sublease requires the consent of the landlord.
  • The subtenant must pay the rent, the utilities and a damage deposit.
  • The subtenant must keep the premises in clean and good condition.
  • The subtenant cannot assign the sublease without the consent of both the landlord and the original tenant.
  • The sublease includes a .....