The North Carolina lease termination letter (2-day notice) is a legal notice used by landlords to inform week-to-week tenants of their intent to terminate the rental agreement. This notice requires tenants to vacate within two days or risk facing an eviction lawsuit.
Landlords are not obliged to state a reason for ending a weekly tenancy, provided it is not in retaliation or discriminatory. This document enables landlords to end a week-to-week lease without a specific cause swiftly, setting a clear two-day deadline for tenant departure.
Governing Law — NCGSA § 42-14.
Tenancy Length — Weekly.
Reasons to Use a 2-Day Notice to Vacate
The 2-day notice in week-to-week rentals serves several purposes, such as:
- Non-Payment of Rent: If a tenant fails to pay rent, the landlord can issue a notice to vacate.
- Property Sale or Renovation: The landlord might decide to sell the property or undertake significant renovations that require the property to be vacant.
- No Cause: In week-to-week tenancies, North Carolina law allows landlords to terminate the lease without stating a specific reason, as long as the termination is not retaliatory or based on discrimination.