I'm not an attorney either, so I can't give legal advice. But I have worked in local government for more than 30 years and would suggest calling the city attorney's office or county prosecutorâ€™s office and explaining the situation to see if they can offer any advice. If your community has a personal property tax on automobiles there may be delinquent taxes on the vehicle and the community may want to impound it. Yours is a legal situation.
Hopefully you got it all worked out, if you did, let us know what happened. thank you
The best suggestion you can receive at this point is to discuss this matter directly with an attorney that knows tenant/landlord North Carolina law. As real estate agents, we are prohibited from the unauthorized practice of law and any response to this question other than for you to see legal counsel would be doing just that. An attorney will be able to advise you on the best way to protect your interests.
I do wish you the best of luck with your situation and pray that the next tenant that you have doesn't give you the same type of problems!
All the best,
Susan Crawford, ABR, Broker, e-PRO
Broker in Charge
Triangle Home Crew Realty, LLC