Canal Winchester, OH asked in Landlord - Tenant for Tennessee

Q: Who is responsible for roommate evictions, tenant or landlord?

My new tenant is seeking roommates. I require all adults 18 and over to sign the lease and undergo a background check. The tenant is assuming financial responsibility for the roommates. If a roommate breaches the lease, who is responsible for the eviction, the tenant or the landlord?

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

A: I assume you are the landlord and/or owner. If you want someone out, then file the Detainer yourself. Tenant/Sub-Tenant Detainers are messed up at best, and usually never occur. It is irrelevant whether you have a contract with the unwanted possessor or not.

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