Walhalla, SC asked in Foreclosure, Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Tennessee

Q: I am renting a home possible foreclosure and was put up for sale

if foreclosed on how long do I have before I have to vacate property? also concerning real estate agency can they come into my home to show it no matter if I am home or not?

1 Lawyer Answer
Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery
  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Knoxville, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: In Tennessee any new owner from the foreclosure of the Deed of Trust will take title subject to your possession. They will have to file a Detainer Warrant against you, serve it or post it, get a judgment for possession, then after ten days, request a Writ of Possession to issue. The Sheriff executes the Writ, physically removing you. The property can be shown, looked at, etc., and you cannot do much as this would be prosecuting a trespass charge in the same Court which will ultimately remove you.

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