Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Tennessee

Q: I was served a summons for a lawsuit by a landlord. Do i need to file an answer?

I was served an affidavit of indebtedness and a summons. I am to appear in general sessions court. The affiant being the landlord. It's not a collection agency. If I do need to file and answer is there a resource or template available to assist?

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

A: What Court is it in? If Sessions, then a Sworn Denial should be filed. If Circuit or Chancery, then an Answer is required within 30 days, and possibly also a Sworn Denial. If the latter then each allegation of the Complaint must be addressed. Since you are being sued for breach of contract, you might want to hire an attorney.

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