Legal Information: North Carolina
Updated: February 14, 2022
If I want to end my lease, will my roommate or family members be kicked out of the residence?
If your roommate or other family members are also listed as tenants on the lease, their tenancy will continue even if you end yours. Also, even if the perpetrator (abuser) is removed from the home, s/he can still be held responsible by the landlord for the rent and for any damage caused to the residence.1
1 NCGS § 42-45.1(c)
WomensLaw serves and supports all survivors, no matter their sex or gender.
© 2008–2021 WomensLaw.org is a project of the National Network to End Domestic Violence, Inc. All rights reserved. This website is funded in part through a grant from the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. Neither the U.S. Department of Justice nor any of its components operate, control, are responsible for, or necessarily endorse, this website (including, without limitation, its content, technical infrastructure, and policies, and any services or tools provided). NNEDV is a 501©(3) non-profit organization; EIN 52-1973408.