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Q: Can a landlord break a lease without show cause in state of tenn

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

A: This happens alot. You can go to the Detainer Court and complain that you have not breached the Lease, but it will probably not do you much good. The Security Deposit if you paid one is what you want to get back, and you may have to sue in Sessions for Breach of Contract and its return. Also the Landlord must file a Detainer, post/serve it, get a Judgment and possibly get a Writ executed by the Sheriff.

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