Update to Summary Ejectment Requirements in Forsyth County

Last month we passed along some information from the Forsyth County Clerk of Court regarding filing for summary ejectments:

Originally the Clerk was requiring the filing of a completed affidavit that they had developed for this purpose (found on their website at this link) but after meeting with her we were able to determine that members could visit the US Government’s SCRA website (found here) at which they can confirm the military status of any person, print the results and staple them to the complaint or bring it with them to court.

We asked for some clarification on timing and received the following via email from the Clerk after she checked with the District Court judge: How many days would the Status Report be acceptable? For the duration of the case was her answer. Presenting the Status Report or Affidavit at the time of hearing and not at filing is acceptable. She is meeting with magistrates and conveying these same issues with them to have consistency. 

So in a nutshell, what you can do is either use the affidavit provided by the Clerk or you can print off the results of the search from the SCRA website. You can attach the affidavit or printout to the complaint or you can bring it with you to court.

Unfortunately we received word today (6/10/15) that the courts have decided that affidavits will be required from now on in Forsyth County. Also, we’ve heard that the same is true in Mecklenburg County so our members who have properties there should be prepared to file an affidavit there as well.

As we learn more we will keep you updated.


Westside Apartment Redevelopment Moving Forward in Winston-Salem

The proposed apartment project on the site of what is now Westside Apartments in Winston-Salem is a go after the developer closed on the land deal in September. From the Triad Business Journal:

Pennsylvania-based Vision Development Inc. is planning 171 apartments among two buildings, with parking decks in each building for a total of 317 spaces. The complex, which is known as “The Edge,” will be located along the 1600 block of West First Street at the site of the existing Westside apartments, which have been vacant since the spring.

The apartments will cater to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center students as well as employees of the medical center complex…

The Forsyth County central submarket had just 98 vacant apartments in March 2013, but more than 1,000 units are proposed for the area, including the 243-unit Plant 64 project at 500 W. First St., the 170-unit Chatham Mill project on Chatham Road at Northwest Boulevard, and the 205-unit Brookstown apartment complex under way near the BB&T Ballpark on West First Street.