Tampa, FL asked in Landlord - Tenant and Real Estate Law for Tennessee

Q: How to evict on contract for dead. Buyer did not pay taxes, didn't make payments on time and is now deceased

Cumberland county Tennessee is the location. Seller resides in FL

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

A: I recommend hiring a competent attorney to sue for possession. A Detainer Warrant may work if the SOL has not run, but an Ejectment Action in a Court of Record may be necessary. Publication Notice may also be necessary. This could be difficult, or it could be fairly simple. Hopefully it is no more than what you think it is, that is a Contract For Deed. I would be interested in this Case.

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

A: If there are no occupants left, then you do not have a problem outside of contacting his Next of Kin to retrieve personal properties. This needs to be physically investigated, as there are probably persons living there, which require Detainer/Ejectment.

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