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Can my landlord change my locks without notifying me?

If the lease is still current, a landlord may not change a lock without notifying the tenant and providing a key to the tenant. Only a sheriff can padlock the doors upon a summary ejectment proceeding and the subsequent 10-day appeal period.

Housing Lease Agreement 

This information applies to Forsyth County in North Carolina.

Source: https://www.cityofws.org/Faq.aspx?QID=240

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