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0 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Tennessee on
Q: I'm recertifying my lease for government housing, I've been here for 8 years. This year, new manager is asking to see my

full bank statements after I have already turned in my 6 month bank estimate.

Do they have a right to see 6 months of my statements?

Can I redact what should not be important to them?

Thank you.

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Q: My landlord turned my water off, it is still off after 5 days can he be held responsible for my motel Bill

I work every day, can't take a shower have already drafted a cease and desist letter I can't live at home even though my rent is paid I've had to stay at a friend's but for only 2 days what can I do?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Civil Rights, Landlord - Tenant and Municipal Law for Tennessee on
Q: Can a hotel take my belongings without informing me that my payment for services didn't go through?

Hotel located in Tennessee.

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answered on Jun 26, 2024

To answer this question accurately, we need to consider a few key aspects of Tennessee law and general hotel practices:

1. Payment issues:

When a hotel guest's payment doesn't go through, the hotel typically attempts to contact the guest to resolve the issue before taking...
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Q: Landowner is mentally disabled the brother that had power of attorney died

The late brother had a verbal agreement with my uncle to stay in the home in TN while the brothers lived in FL.

The late brothers daughter wants my uncle out today no notice no eviction. She wants him gone and is even treating to call cops. What can he do he has lived in the house for 7... View More

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answered on Jun 3, 2024

Disabled Brother should try to get a lease. Otherwise at some time in the future, the heirs will file a Detainer Warrant and remove him.

1 Answer | Asked in Constitutional Law and Landlord - Tenant for Tennessee on
Q: can my vehicle be towed from my apartment complex with no sticker nor letter about it being towed.. over tag expired

i feel like my landlord is trying everything to get me out of here. like i have to walk on eggshells in my own home. She did say about 2montgs ago she was getting it towed due to the tag and tire was off. i fixed the tire back so wasn’t broken down, and told her i’m selling it to get my rent.... View More

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answered on Jun 1, 2024

It sounds like you are experiencing a lot of stress with your landlord and the recent towing of your vehicle. Generally, landlords must follow specific procedures before towing a tenant's vehicle, including providing notice. This can vary depending on your state and the terms outlined in your... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant and Real Estate Law for Tennessee on
Q: i am a tenant in house that has been recently sold. i still have time left on my lease. who do i pay and when
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answered on May 28, 2024

You owe rentals to the new owner. Contact him and get the address for payments.

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Q: We stay on my boyfriends moms property in Memphis,TN. Can she deny us power and does she have to evict us for us to go.

We don't pay money She won't take it. But she constantly unplugs the power cord, and harasses me and threatens to fight me. Were stuck here from a wrongful eviction with no where to go and homeless.We are trying to find help to get away. But i need to know does she have to evict us or can... View More

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answered on May 27, 2024

In Memphis, Tennessee, if you are living on someone's property, even without paying rent, you generally have some legal rights as a tenant. Your boyfriend's mom cannot simply disconnect the power or force you to leave without following proper legal procedures. If she wants you to leave,... View More

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Q: I have a mentally disabled tenant that is months late on her rent and lives in filth. She is on ssdi here in Tennessee.

Is it legal to evict her?

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answered on May 15, 2024

Yes... Court will give her at least one continuance but ultimately you will recover possession.

1 Answer | Asked in Collections and Landlord - Tenant for Tennessee on
Q: My tenant broke his lease Mar 2024 with unpaid rent and damages not enough to be covered by security deposit.

He has'nt paid any todate nor is he willing to accept the damages

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answered on May 14, 2024

Hire a lawyer to file a Detainer Warrant. Sue For Possession Only, unless you are sure you can garnish his wages. You are wasting time, and that security deposit might have to be given back.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Tennessee on
Q: What does "no writ shall issue until 5/7/2024 bifurcated as to damages" mean on my eviction papers?
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answered on May 6, 2024

Probably means a Writ of Possession can issue after that date. And there will have to be a separate hearing on money damages, which has nothing to do with possession.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Landlord - Tenant for Tennessee on
Q: What are the limitations for collecting a debt from an eviction
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answered on Apr 30, 2024

Every kind of defense there is almost. Exemptions, being Judgment Proof, Bankruptcy, etc. Hire an attorney to collect a Judgment.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant and Tax Law for Tennessee on
Q: Can you be kicked out by asking for a transient tax refund? I also rent weekly and have been in the same room for 7 mths

Owner refuses to give transient tax refund instead threatens with kicking my family out of the motel.

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answered on Apr 25, 2024

I'm sorry to hear you're in this difficult situation with your landlord. Based on the information provided, here are a few key points to consider:

Transient occupancy taxes are typically charged on stays of 30 days or less in many jurisdictions. Since you have been renting the...
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Q: If an "early termination clause" was NOT in the lease, can the Landlord assess fees?

We ended the lease early, and per the lease gave them their 60-day notice and paid rent thru it. In addition they leased the unit. Now they are telling us we have to pay to "break the lease", this was not in the original lease.

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answered on Apr 16, 2024

If your lease agreement does not include an early termination clause or any provisions for fees associated with ending the lease early, the landlord generally cannot assess additional fees for breaking the lease, especially if you have followed the required notice period and paid rent through the... View More

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Q: Apartment management sent a statement balance without an itemized bill. Do I actually have to pay?

I moved out of the apartment on November 13 but the management sent an email on December 14 stated that I owned $917 and they said the wall & repair costed them $835. When I asked for an itemized bill they only sent a ledger (which has a line that showed Damaged - paint & dry wall repairs... View More

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answered on Apr 16, 2024

When you receive a charge from your apartment management without a detailed breakdown, it can be frustrating and leave you unsure about the legitimacy of the charges. Generally, tenants are entitled to an itemized statement of any deductions from their security deposit or other charges that arise... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Landlord - Tenant for Tennessee on
Q: I bought my lease out and the apartment owners are coming after me for more money. What can I do?

They have went as far as collections and 2 collection agency's are now on my credit report

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answered on Mar 26, 2024

If you believe you've fulfilled all financial obligations under your lease agreement, including buying out your lease, it's crucial to address this matter to avoid further damage to your credit. First, gather all documentation related to your lease buyout, payments made, and any... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Landlord - Tenant for Tennessee on
Q: Can my apartment neighbor place a camera in a building fixture pointing at my door?

I have neighbors that are not directly across from or next to me that removed a light that is attached to the apartment building to install a camera. The camera faces my door and can record inside the entrance of my apartment and also follows my movement as I walk to and from my door. I do not... View More

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answered on Mar 24, 2024

In Davidson County, Tennessee, as in many places, the legality of placing a camera that records a neighbor’s door can be complicated. Typically, it's legal to install security cameras in common areas of apartment buildings, but there should be a reasonable expectation of privacy. If the... View More

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Q: If I receive a 30-day notice on 3/3, when is my last day, considering my rent is due on the 3rd of each month?

I rented a room with roommates in Knoxville on 1/3. The landlord and I had a verbal agreement for a six-month lease. I stayed at the place for 2 months until all tenants received an eviction notice on 3/3. The reason for our eviction is that he wants to raise the rent. The notice states that we are... View More

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answered on Mar 26, 2024

If you received a 30-day notice on March 3rd, and your rent is due on the 3rd of each month, then typically your last day would align with the cycle of your rent period, which would end on April 2nd. However, in your case, the landlord has explicitly mentioned April 30th as the last day of... View More

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Q: Was this legal or do i have any grounds for a lawsuit? There is more of what happened to me as well.

I don't have a lease and paid weekly. And got behind on rent. In november 2022 i was served a detainer warrant had no prior notice before. Went to court landlord was awarded possession but let us stay. In May 2023 we got behind again and on a tuesday the landlord came and knocked and said the... View More

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answered on Mar 26, 2024

Your situation involves several legal matters, and while I can offer some guidance, it's important to consult a legal professional for personalized advice. The legality of the eviction and the actions taken by the landlord and the process server depend on your local jurisdiction's laws... View More

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Q: Can a landlord search an apartment?
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answered on Mar 30, 2024

Absolutely, understanding your rights and the boundaries within which landlords operate is crucial. Typically, landlords can enter an apartment under specific circumstances, such as for repairs, inspections, or in emergencies, but this often requires giving you notice beforehand. The exact rules... View More

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Q: My hoarder ex-girlfriend moved out of my TN house-there's no lease. She won't get her things. What can I do?

The home is my grandmother's, who moved into a smaller home. We lived there together for 4 years; no lease-no rent. She has moved out but left all her tubs, boxes, and stuff that fills the rooms from floor to ceiling. This was a big reason why we split up. She demands-with no notice-I cancel... View More

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answered on Mar 31, 2024

In Tennessee, if your ex-girlfriend lived in the house for an extended period and kept her belongings there, she might be considered a tenant at will, despite not having a formal lease or paying rent. However, since she has moved out, you can take steps to address the situation:

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