How much will the attorney’s fees be for an eviction?
The attorney’s fees we charge for each eviction case are set for you in advance,
and are based upon the nature of each eviction situation. As you might expect, non-payment
of rent cases will have the lowest fees; but even more complex cases (e.g. criminal
activity, unauthorized occupant) can also be handled on a flat fee basis! Regardless
of the type of eviction, then, our services will always have predictable and pre-determined
How long will the eviction process take?
In North Carolina, a typical eviction can take up to 6 weeks from filing of the
Complaint to the date the locks are changed.
Once the Complaint has been filed, the eviction hearing is scheduled by the Clerk
of Court, typically about 2 weeks after the filing date.
Following the hearing, N.C. law mandates a 10 day waiting period, during which time
the tenant can: move out, work out a payment agreement with the Landlord, or file
a Notice of Appeal with the Court. No action can be taken by the Landlord
during this 10 day appeal period.
Following the 10 day appeal period, if the tenant has not filed an Appeal, paid
in full, or moved out, you can submit a request to TheEvictionTeam.com to file a
Writ of Possession with the Court, directing the Sheriff to schedule a lock-out
After the Writ is filed, the Sheriff will notify you and the tenant by mail of the
date the lock-out will occur – typically 7-10 days after the Writ is filed.
How do I begin an Eviction using TheEvictionTeam.com?
Once you have signed our Firm’s Representation Letter, you will be contacted to
set your property up as a Client in our system, and you will receive your own login
information for TheEvictionTeam.com. Training is also offered to new clients, to
assist you with learning all the features and tools that are available in the site.
Once you login, though, submitting a request for an eviction filing is as simple
as filling in all the required fields, and clicking “Submit”. We’ll receive electronic
notification of your request, along with all of the information you’ve provided,
and we take it from there to get your eviction(s) prepared and your hearing date
How will I know when my hearing or lock-out is scheduled?
After you’ve submitted an Eviction Filing Request, our staff will process the paperwork,
file the Complaint in Summary Ejectment, and will then enter the hearing date into
the site. Then, you can simply log in any time and check the hearing date and time
for any case you’ve filed.
After you’ve submitted a Writ of Possession Request, our staff will process and
file the Writ of Possession for you, and will notify the Sheriff of your contact
information. The Sheriff will then mail you a set of documents, and also call you
to schedule the date and time for the lock-out to occur.
Do I have to attend the Eviction Hearing?
It depends upon the type of eviction you are requesting, but for non-payment cases,
we can handle the eviction hearing without you having to attend. However, if you
are needed for the hearing, our attorneys or staff will let you know. When
that happens, though, we can often schedule the eviction hearing for a date and
time that will work with your schedule.
What if the tenant pays me or moves out – how do I stop the eviction?
Simply login to TheEvictionTeam.com using your Password, click on the Dismissal
Request page, fill in the requested information and click “Submit”. We’ll prepare
the Notice of Dismissal and file it with the Court, bringing your case to a conclusion.
Do you automatically file the Writ of Possession for me?
No – we will not file a Writ of Possession unless you have submitted a Writ of Possession
Request through TheEvictionTeam.com. That way, you will not be charged Court Costs
and attorney’s fees for a Writ that you might not have needed.
How do I know whether I need to file the Writ of Possession?
10 days following the date of your eviction hearing, if you haven’t heard from the
Tenant(s), you should visit the Premises to see if they have moved out. If not (or
if you are not sure), then simply login to TheEvictionTeam.com using your Password,
go to the Writ of Possession request page, fill in the requested information and
submit your request. We’ll prepare the needed paperwork and submit it to the Sheriff
How can I get more information about my eviction if I have questions?
If you ever have a question or are curious about the status of an eviction or Writ
you’ve requested, simply log into TheEvictionTeam.com using your Password. The information
about every case you submit is maintained in your client page, and is accessible
to you at any time. All you have to do is login and you can see it for yourself
If you ever need additional assistance, though, one of our staff members or attorneys
is always available by phone or by email to provide you with an answer to any of
your questions. And at TheEvictionTeam.com, any legal question relating to one of
the cases you’ve filed with us is a service that is included in the flat fee price
for that case - there’s never any “unexpected” attorney fees tacked onto a flat
fee eviction invoice, they’re all part of our service to you.