Pickerington, OH asked in Landlord - Tenant for Tennessee

Q: Tenant was asked to vacate premises or be formally evicted. Tenant refused to leave. What will happen in court?

Tenant violated the same clause in the lease multiple times in less than 6 months. Tenant wanted to negotiate vacating the premises and LL refused. LL filed formal eviction in the court and tenant was served. Tenant vacated property 2 weeks later. Tenant is countersuing for deposit and lawyer fees. What is likely to happen once we are in front of a judge?

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Denania Galloway
Denania Galloway
  • Memphis, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: This matter will be heard regarding the deposit. If you can prove why you are withholding the deposit, then the attorneys fees will be a non-issue and will likely be dismissed.

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