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§42‑23.  Terms of agricultural tenancies in certain counties.

All agricultural leases andcontracts hereafter made between landlord and tenant for a period of one yearor from year to year, whether such tenant pay a specified rental or share inthe crops grown, such year shall be from December first to December first, andsuch period of time shall constitute a year for agricultural tenancies in lieuof the law and custom heretofore prevailing, namely from January first toJanuary first. In all cases of such tenancies a notice to quit of one month asprovided in G.S. 42‑14 shall be applicable. If on account of illness orany other good cause, the tenant is unable to harvest all the crops grown onlands leased by him for any year prior to the termination of his lease contracton December first, he shall have a right to return to the premises vacated byhim at any time prior to December thirty‑first of said year, for thepurpose only of harvesting and dividing the remaining crops so ungathered. Buthe shall have no right to use the houses or outbuildings or that part of thelands from which the crops have been harvested prior to the termination of thetenant year, as defined in this section.

This section shall only applyto the counties of Alamance, Anson, Ashe, Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, Craven,Cumberland, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gaston, Greene, Hoke, Jones, Lenoir, Lincoln,Montgomery, Onslow, Pender, Person, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Wayne and Yadkin. (Pub.Loc. 1929, c. 40; Pub. Loc. 1935, c. 288; Pub. Loc. 1937, cc. 96, 600; Pub.Loc. 1941, c. 41; 1943, c. 68; 1945, c. 700; 1949, c. 136; 1953, c. 499, s. 1;1955, c. 136; 1959, c. 1076; 1981, c. 97, s. 1.)