North Carolina Eviction Process

In North Carolina, to evict a tenant, start by serving a compliant eviction notice. If the tenant doesn’t respond, file an eviction lawsuit at the local court, and the sheriff will serve the complaint and summons. Attend the court hearing, where the judge may issue a judgment for possession.

Afterward, obtain a writ of possession if the tenant doesn't appeal within ten days. Finally, with the sheriff's assistance, repossess the property if the tenant still remains. Evictions can be for non-payment of rent, lease violations, or illegal activities and must follow state laws to avoid illegal actions.