As a landlord, sometimes you need to terminate a lease even when the tenant is a paying tenant. In North Carolina the statutes say that you need to give the tenant notices as follows:
1) A tenancy from year to year may be terminated by a notice to quit given one month or more before the end of the current year of the tenancy;
2) a tenancy from month to month by a like notice of seven days;
3) a tenancy from week to week, of two days.