My question involves an eviction in the state of: North Carolina
We are the sole leaseholder in a commercial space. For the past few years we have shared our space with another business without involving them in any type of written lease or sublease - an arrangement which was approved by the landlord -, our arrangement was entirely verbal.
The other business is current on their share of the rent, however they have become increasingly uncooperative and our working relationship is no longer sustainable. Additionally, we need the space they occupy to support our growth.
It is unlikely they will cooperate with any suggestions/requests to leave the premises within 60-days - a reasonable amount of time that has been recommended we offer them - so we anticipate the need to take legal action. How should we proceed from here to ensure that 1) they leave the space within 60-days, and 2) we do not expose our business to any legal risk.
Thank you in advance.