Chattanooga, TN asked in Consumer Law and Contracts for Tennessee

Q: My landlord just informed me that she would be going up on my rent $50 for the new lease that’s up at the end of Aug.

I asked her why the increase and she told me that she had families on a waiting list willing to pay more. I explained to her that I did not mind the increase and that she just went up and with everything going on that it just seems shady. She sent me a message back stating she would send my final 30 day notice

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

A: I am not sure the question. If you are wondering if the landlord can 1) raise the rent or 2) terminate and not renew - on a renewal - the answer would be in your lease which should have provisions as to how the lease ends- and perhaps renews. There is also generally "hold over" language if a tenant holds over at the end of a lease.

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