Clarksville, TN asked in Civil Rights and Landlord - Tenant for Tennessee

Q: If a disabled person cannot find new housing within the agreed 60 days, can the landlord immediately evict them?

The landlord initially attempted to increase the rent by $275 but then dropped down to $175. The tenant decided at the end to not renew lease and was given 60 days to vacate the premises. New housing had not been secured within the 60 days and he asked for additional time but was refused. Is this fair?

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Anthony M. Avery
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A: Being disabled does not give you special leasing privileges. However written or oral notice to leave does not give possession to owner. A Detainer Warrant being filed, served and granted judgment upon is necessary first.

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