Murfreesboro, TN asked in Landlord - Tenant for Tennessee

Q: In TN Can a landlord legally take you to court without giving the tenant a written 30 day notice and a 14 day quit?

My lease agreement expires October 31, 2019 and I have already started moving from the home. On October 9, 2019 I was served with eviction papers due to unpaid rent. My landlord did not give me with a written notice before taking actions through the court. Did he follow the proper steps to evict me and can he use my deposit for unpaid rent?

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Bennett James Wills
Bennett James Wills
  • Brentwood, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: Depends on what your lease says. Often times there's a waiver of notice for non-payment of rent. Consult local counsel to determine what, if any, options you may have for a defense.

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