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Old 06-30-2011, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Sorry if this has been posted before, I did a search and didn't find exactly what I was looking for.

My question: What are the laws in North Carolina regarding application fees for a rental property???

I have been looking for a place the last few months and I am getting all sorts of conflicting information about it. I really don't mind paying a fee, I understand that the landlord needs to check criminal/credit history and all that, but I've lived in some states where the fee cannot exceed certain amounts, and if a potential tenet is turned away then their fee must be returned. I called and emailed the NC Dept of Justice Consumer division for some answers, but no response.

Not interested in politics, just want to know my rights so I'm not getting ripped off.

Any help appreciated.
Thanks.
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Old 07-02-2011, 07:24 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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I just perused the NC REC site and posted publications for information, and found nothing regarding rental application fees.
An application fee is allowed, and there is no requirement for a refund.
Background checks cost anywhere from $35 to $75, or even more, depending on the depth of search. And search firms require property managers to keep records to prove they are not misusing the information, and are protecting your identity and confidential information.

The folks at the NC Real Estate Commission are easy to talk to and are there to serve the consumer.
You might call Tuesday and ask what the rules are:
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Additionally, for fun reading, here is the NCGA Landlord/Tenant Statute:
North Carolina General Assembly - General Statutes - Chapter 42: Landlord and Tenant.
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