North Carolina Moratorium on Evictions Expires Soon

June 22, 2020

A statewide moratorium on evictions in North Carolina expires this Sunday unless Governor Roy Cooper extends it.

Some landlords are sending fake eviction notices, or calling tenants to tell them they must leave. That's illegal, but tenant advocates say they see it more often.

"You know, we used to see maybe one or two of those cases a month in my office, and now we are getting them every single day," said Peter Gilbert, a supervising attorney for Legal Aid of North Carolina.

While Gilbert says he has seen landlords try to evict residents in recent weeks anyway, he's also seen landlords open to working with tenants.

"We've found that we've had more room to negotiate with landlords now, so we're having good luck with negotiating and settling these cases," Gilbert said.

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