Asked in Intellectual Property and Real Estate Law for Tennessee

Q: Hello I recieved an evition notice for possession only. I have alreaded moved out of the property. Do i have to go to

The court date on the notice?

1 Lawyer Answer
Leonard Robert Grefseng
Leonard Robert Grefseng
  • Columbia, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: Strictly speaking, you should not have to go- they are seeking "possession only" ( that language is VERY important, so double check) and if you agree or have already surrendered possession, then there is no dispute and no need for you to appear. HOWEVER, as the saying goes - "better safe than sorry"- I would attend to make sure there are no last minute changes or amendments seeking to charge you with attorney fees or court costs. In summary, if you are not there, the other side might try to "ambush" you.

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