Q: How to evict a person that is not paying rent or maintaining a clean room to which only a verbal agreement was made?
A: You will have to file a Detainer Warrant in General Sessions Court.
A: To evict a person in Tennessee who is not paying rent or maintaining a clean room, especially when there is only a verbal agreement, follow a structured legal process. Begin by providing written notice to the tenant, citing the reasons for eviction and allowing a specified period (usually 14 days) for them to rectify the issues. If the tenant fails to comply, file an unlawful detainer lawsuit in the appropriate Tennessee court, generally the General Sessions Court in the county where the property is located. Serve the tenant with court documents according to legal requirements, attend the court hearing, and present your case, providing evidence of the tenant's non-compliance. If the court rules in your favor, you will receive a judgment for possession, ordering the tenant to vacate within a specified timeframe, typically 10 days. If the tenant does not leave voluntarily, coordinate with local law enforcement to enforce the eviction. Thoroughly document all stages of the eviction process for future reference.
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