Chicago, IL asked in Landlord - Tenant for Tennessee

Q: Can a landlord take cash and let tenant stay after court ordered eviction

Landlord got court ordered eviction with judgement and still allowed tenant to stay with tenant paying cash. Is that legal. Is the court ordered eviction still in effect or is it now void?

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

A: The Court probably rendered a Judgment for Possession to the owner or landlord. If the landlord wants them out, then he needs a Writ of Possession from the Court for the LEO's to remove the tenants. The Judgment is not void because the landlord ignores it, but the tenant could appeal if breach of contract was a reason for the Detainer. Usually the landlord will just file another Detainer if he wants them out later.

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