Smyrna, TN asked in Contracts and Landlord - Tenant for Tennessee

Q: I emailed my landlord I wanted to renew my lease for a year. She replied ok. Is it legally binding? I didn't sign anythn

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Mr. James Charles Wright
Mr. James Charles Wright
  • Knoxville, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: Your lease will control how the lease is renewed. Look at your lease. The lease may automatically renew- unless you give notice of termination. It may renew if you give notice that you are renewing- either either of those- your notice was enough.

The lease could require a writing by both sides- but not normally. Also, the lease may not have a renewal prevision- in that event you would want something signed.

Again look at your lease as to how it renews.

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