A North Carolina 10-day notice to quit for non-payment of rent is a legal document to inform tenants they must either pay overdue rent or vacate the property within ten days. This notice is served when rent is not paid, and according to state law, tenants are given a five-day grace period to settle their rent before any interest charges are applicable.
If the tenant pays the full amount due, including any interest, within this timeframe, their tenancy is preserved. The notice must be in writing; verbal notices are not valid. Failure to comply with the notice within ten days empowers the landlord to initiate eviction proceedings.