Nashville, TN asked in Landlord - Tenant for Tennessee

Q: Is a renter allowed to ask a tenant to move out even tho the tenant has done nothing wrong?

I live in a mobile home. My landlord, whose name is on the land, passed away in April. We had a verbal agreement, with his brother as a witness, that said I am allowed to live here as long as I wish and said on multiple occasions that his daughters will honor that if anything happens. I have been a great tenant, paying my rent to deceased landlords daughter. She is now telling me I need to move out so her sister can live here. Are they allowed to tell me to move out? Or should I have them go thru the eviction process?

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

A: Yes the owners can recover possession. A Detainer Warrant is the usual method, but there are others. Your oral agreement is not enforceable past a month. You should have expected this.

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