After decades of being stuck with an out-of-date NSF fee that left you holding the bag every time a tenant gave you an NSF payment, with you paying more to YOUR bank than you were allowed to charge back to the tenant who gave you the NSF payment in the first place, our Legislature has heard the cries and made a change!
Starting on Oct. 1 of this year, then, for any check written after that date that is refused for insufficient funds or no account, you will be permitted to charge and collect an NSF processing fee of a maximum of $35 (instead of just $25). Make sure you check with your attorney for advice about how to implement and take advantage of this change, but regardless – Bravo to our State Lawmakers!
It’s Official…We are expanding into Georgia!
Charlotte, NC – July 9, 2019 – The team at Loebsack & Brownlee PLLC is pleased to announce that they have their fourth attorney sworn in and authorized to practice law in Georgia, which means there are a lot of changes on the horizon for the growing law firm.
“We’ve been making moves leading up to this announcement for several years,” Chris Loebsack said in a statement this afternoon. “We’ve focused on perfecting our business model for our Carolina clients, and now we’re excited for this move into Georgia to provide that market with the same customer experience our North and South Carolina clients have come to expect. Our approach to eviction cases is a modern one; providing full legal representation, real-time case updates, and fixed fee pricing for clients… all of which create a more satisfying experience for our clients who generally dislike having to deal with this part of the property- management business.”
Loebsack & Brownlee, PLLC is an eviction services law firm created by Chris Loebsack and Will Brownlee (retired) in 2012 and currently has 5 principal offices throughout North and South Carolina, with 17 attorneys and 27 team members on staff.
One of our values and goals is to be more than just an eviction service provider … we want to be your eviction service partner. We’re here to help you in more ways than just filing your evictions. With that in mind, we wanted to share some important information with our Georgia clients.
The Georgia Legislature recently passed House Bill 346, a new law that seeks to protect tenants from retaliatory evictions by a landlord. Retaliatory Eviction is the illegal process whereby a landlord evicts or removes a tenant from a rental property because of something the tenant was legally allowed to do, such as making requests for repairs.
Like similar laws in other states, House Bill 346 is specifically aimed at eradicating serious cases of landlord abuse and misconduct. As you know, in Georgia, renters have the right to complain about unlivable conditions, and landlords have a legal duty to make necessary repairs.
But now, under Georgia’s new bill, if a tenant were to complain about unsafe conditions, and suffer a retaliatory rental increase or eviction as a consequence, the eviction could be dismissed, and the landlord could face civil penalties.
If you need additional guidance or help determining what or when an eviction may be considered “retaliatory”, we encourage you to contact our team of attorneys and we’ll be glad to provide the advice you need.
In observance of Good Friday, the courts and our offices will be closed on Friday, April 19.
WHY A NEW LOGO?
What happens to a law firm logo that is made up of the two states the firm represents when we begin practicing in a third state? Should the existing logo be reimagined to include the new state? What if we grew into a fourth state, or fifth? Do we react with every change and update the logo each time? No way – that would be insanity. We are entering a time in our Firm’s growth to embrace a logo that will carry us through into our future. A new image. A logo that can cut to the chase, be friendlier on the eyes, be modern and minimal. A logo we’re really proud of. We’ll continue to provide the same services you’ve come to expect over the past six years, but do it in a sick sleek new wrapper.
We are proud to present the #newlook of
Loebsack & Brownlee, PLLC:
- Our offices will be closing today, Friday, December 7th at 3pm so that our entire team may gather from across the Carolinas for our annual holiday celebration. Our Raleigh office already closed so they could travel to Charlotte.
- Our offices will also be closed Monday, December 24th and Tuesday, December 25th, reopening at noon on Wednesday, December 26th.
- Lastly, we will be closed on Monday, December 31st and Tuesday, January 1st, reopening on Wednesday, January 2nd.
Remember, if you ever have a need for some eviction-related legal advice, like “When and how should I go about seeking reimbursement for eviction fees from my tenants?” go HERE and submit a request through our website! Answers like these are included at no additional cost as part of our service to you, so let us know and we’ll be glad to try and provide the advice you need!
In observance of Thanksgiving, our offices (and the courts) will be closed on Thursday (11/22) and Friday (11/23).