Spring Hill, TN asked in Consumer Law and Landlord - Tenant for Tennessee

Q: Owner scheduled all windows to be replaced. We will be out of town and do not want anyone in the house.

What are our (tenant) rights? Can we change the locks so landlord cannot gain entry?

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

A: Landlord/Owner has a right to go on leasehold. It is probably in your Lease with a notice provision, which is why they told you. Trying to prevent the landlord's lawful entry will be a breach of contract and grounds for a Detainer Warrant. I would take pictures of everything before I left.

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