North Carolina General Statutes Chapter 42. Landlord and Tenant § 42-28. Summons issued by clerk




When the lessor or his assignee files a complaint pursuant to G.S. 42-26 or 42-27 , and asks to be put in possession of the leased premises, the clerk of superior court shall issue a summons requiring the defendant to appear at a certain time and place not to exceed seven days from the issuance of the summons, excluding weekends and legal holidays, to answer the complaint.  The plaintiff may claim rent in arrears, and damages for the occupation of the premises since the cessation of the estate of the lessee, not to exceed the jurisdictional amount established by G.S. 7A-210(1) , but if he omits to make such claim, he shall not be prejudiced thereby in any other action for their recovery.





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