Governor Cooper Extends Moratorium on Utility Cut Offs and Implements Evictions Moratorium

COVID-19 Resource Center,

Governor Roy Cooper signed Executive Order No. 142 to extend the prohibition of utility shut-offs and implement a moratorium on evictions. The Order goes into effect May 30, 2020 with the Governor’s signature.

The Order’s evictions moratorium:

  • Is effective immediately and lasts for 3 weeks;
  • Would prevent landlords from initiating summary ejections or other eviction proceedings against a tenant for nonpayment or late payment of rent;
  • Prevents landlords from assessing late fees or other penalties for late or nonpayment;
  • Prevents the accumulation of additional interest, fees, or other penalties for existing late fees while this Order is in effect;
  • Requires landlords to give tenants a minimum of six months to pay outstanding rent;
  • Requires leases to be modified to disallow evicting tenants for reasons of late or nonpayments; and
  • Makes clear that evictions for reasons related to health and safety can take place.

Have questions?

Join AANC’s Legal Update webinar on June 9 at 1:00 pm with Chris Loebsack as he reviews Governor Cooper and Chief Justice Beasley latest Orders, addresses eviction moratoriums and discusses the impact this will have on the rental community.

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