Biloxi, MS asked in Landlord - Tenant for Tennessee

Q: Is it illegal for a landlord to arrange a walk-thru for 1 tenant’s bedroom, and not notify the other tenants in house?

Is it illegal for a landlord to arrange a walk-thru for 1 tenant’s bedroom, and not notify the other tenants in house?

At the house there are 3 bedrooms for rent, 3 non-related tenants and their own lease agreements. The landlord made arrangements with 1 tenant that was preparing to move out. Landlord arrived to complete the walk-thru for the single bedroom. Is it illegal or an invasion of privacy if the landlord did not notify the other 2 tenants? The landlord only made arrangements with 1 of the 3 tenants and she only inspected the 1 room to close-out the lease for that 1 specific tenant. Location: Nashville, TN

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Paul E. Tennison
Paul E. Tennison
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  • Brentwood, TN
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A: I do not see a way that this would be illegal under TN law. Your facts say the landlord only inspected the one room that she made arrangements to inspect and did not enter the other two. In general there is no expectation of privacy in the shared areas in a house where multiple renters live. She would only have to provide notice to the other 2 tenants if inspecting their rooms also. There may be additional facts I am not aware of that would change my answer. If you have additional issues or questions I recommend you address them with the landlord or consult with an attorney.

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