Sterling Heights, MI asked in Landlord - Tenant for Tennessee

Q: Co-tenant, subtenant and a tenant in 1 rental. If tenant fails to pay rent, who should be served the notice to pay/quit

Co tenant and subtenant paid main tenant their agreed upon rent per their written agreement. The main tenant has not paid the LL. If the main tenant doesn't pay the LL, who should be served the notice to pay or quit? The co-tenant and subtenant both submitted their notice to vacate to the main tenant and have paid their share of the rent through their last day.

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

A: Who is in Possession? That is your main concern. Your Contract is with the main tenant I would suppose, but again the important thing is regaining possession, not money. Try filing and serving/posting the latter tenant. That will get it going, and if others are there, then you will have to add them to the Detainer. This is not difficult and time is important.

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