May 2011

When to Start the Eviction Process in North Carolina

Too many times I see landlords who have let a tenant stay in the rental property for several months without paying. This is a huge mistake and will cost you dearly.

Process I recommend:

1. make sure your written leases have a due date for rent.

2. Make sure your lease has a past due date.

3. The day after the past due date, send a letter (keep a copy for litigation, if necessary) stating:

Lease drafting tip: Waiver of Jury Trial language

When drafting your lease, consider adding a clause that says:


      The parties agree that trial by jury shall be waived in the event of litigation.

Some tenants employ the gamemanship of appealing an eviction and asking for a jury trial because they know it will slow down the process of evicting the tenant.  This clause should save you legal expenses and time.

If you're a landlord, you need a written lease signed by your tenant.

·         Auto accidents (Car Wrecks)

Traffic Ticket: Run and You’re Done! (Eluding Arrest in NC)

The North Carolina is considering adopting a new campaign to fight a particular vehicular offense – felony speeding to elude arrest.  Given the success of the “Click It or Ticket” and “Booze It and Lose It” campaigns and the current political climate, the measure is likely to pass.  If so, the new penalty would go into effect on December 1, 2011.

Boating Accident Attorney (North Carolina)

If you or someone you know been hurt in a boating accident, you may have a claim for damages. When boating accidents occur, they can cause tremendous injuries.

The lawyers at Sanders Law Firm, PLLC have handled boating related accidents. The sooner you proceed with a case, the sooner the accident can be investigated. This includes investigation of alcohol consumed by the negligent boat driver.

Typically, we can make a claim against the at-fault boat driver's insurance policy.

Corporation & LLC Required Maintenance (NC Attorney)

Many business owners think that simply filing Articles of Incorporation / Organization gives them all the protections of a corporate entity, but that's not the case.

In general, Corporations and LLC's protect the owners' personal assets if they follow several rules. This is called the "corporate veil". Failing to satisfy certain requirements will allow 'piercing of the corporate veil'.