Asked in Constitutional Law and Landlord - Tenant for Tennessee

Q: How long do you have to move; being served a writ of restitution?

1 Lawyer Answer

Leonard Robert Grefseng

  • Columbia, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: Any judgment in general sessions court becomes "final" after 10 calendar days from the date the judgment is entered, unless an appeal is properly filed within that 10 day window. Therefor, once a judgment for possession is given, you have 10 calendar days to vacate ( move out of) the premises or the owner is entitled to the writ of restitution on the 11th day.

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