Gallatin, TN asked in Landlord - Tenant for Tennessee

Q: Hello: I bought a mobile home that is inside a parking lot. In november the person who rented it told the former owner


I bought a mobile home that is inside a parking lot. In november the person who rented it told the former owner that he was going to move out in december. in december he did not pay rent and there was a conversation where he said he needed more time and he was informed that the mobile home was sold. he told him that he had to move out on january 14th because he has not paid rent for two months and because of the sale of the mobile home. i want them to vacate the trailer but this person will not leave. can i give him a 3 day notice? it is in sumner county in tn. because i did not give him authorization to be there. and the former owner had already told him when he had to leave. besides the mobile home is waiting for ac unit to be installed and because the person occupying the trailer will not let him in, the installation cannot be completed endangering property because they are using portable heaters that can cause a fire. Thanks

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

A: Give him whatever notice the former tenant was supposed to get in the lease. Otherwise file the Detainer Warrant in Sessions now, as service/posting is notice to quit by Statute. Hopefully you know his name. File Detainer For Possession Only now as it will take time to get him out.

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