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Q: If the apartment above my space had a leak and caused damage to my space shouldn't the landlord be liable?

I lease a commercial property with a residential apartment above us. Both are owned by the same person. He is refusing to fix our damaged walls and ceiling when the apartment above us had a leak. He said I should file it with my insurance.

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Q: Can my landlord keep my deposit?

Repairs were made to the unit I moved out of without the landlord giving me a list of damages and estimated costs to review/sign. Does this mean I should get my full deposit back according to TN Code § 66-28-301(c)

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Q: I'm feeling harassed and abused by my landlord and also threatened to be evicted for no reason.

How can I protect myself. I'm also elderly and disabled...

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Q: Is it legal for your tenant to put hidden cameras in your room without you knowing? I was renting a room from a "friend"

I was renting a room from a friend of mine in Nashville. I returned home today from visiting family for the holidays to find my room destroyed all my stuff had clearly been rummaged through. I was given no formal notice whatsoever just to pack my s*** as soon as I got back. He has been accusing me... Read more »

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Q: Can my landlord do a surprise inspection of my apartment even if my lease states they will notify me?

My landlord seems to have charged me for a violation of my lease that my apartment is unsanitary and causing a rodent infestation in the apartment next to mine. I've lived here for almost 5 years with no rodent problems before. They normally notify me of their visit and afterwards but I did... Read more »

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Q: Can I sue my landlord for a wrongful eviction? My things were gone when i got back to my apartment. They

they are pressuring me to sign a document saying I want to sue them, and they will give me 3k for my belongings. I live in Memphis tn

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Q: Manager at storage said she was going the my unit and boxing up and straighten without permission, what can be done?

What can I do about her just opening my storage and taking whatever she wants? Said she went in there and was throwing away trash and boxing up my belongings. She had no permission from anyone to do this. The last manager there stole my 4Runner and sold it to a wrecker service who said the vehicle... Read more »

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Q: My heat has been out for 4 day

I still don’t have a time for them to fix it. House temperature is at an average 48F What can I do legally? I am renting

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Q: Can my landlord serve a mailed eviction letter if my rent is only 14 days late?

Sent a letter stating I need to vacate the property my 12-1-22 because I am within this month late on rent. Due 11-1 and have a 5 days Grace period. Is this legal without a 14 day notice to cure?

Bennett James Wills
Bennett James Wills
answered on Nov 16, 2022

Look at your lease. Often there are provisions in the lease that you have waived notice for non-payment of rent. If you didn't pay in the grace period, then the notice may well be proper.

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Q: Question on late payment/ rent -2nd occurence

If in Nashville a tennant has had the 14 day pay or quit placed on them,[1 yr lease],an then tennant pays on 14th day to cover that month...Then...on the next month is late again- after the 5 day grace period ,can the landlord then file 7day eviction notice or does it have to 14 ? Also can the... Read more »

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Q: My landlord sold the house I'm renting with out telling me. She placed it on the market 11/9 and it sold 11/10. Rent pd

Can she sell the house after I paid the rent? She refused to fix the floors and my family had no heat or air. I went through floors and after asking her fix she sold the house

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Q: There is no lease and the overseer of the unoccupied house has paid no utilities or rent can the said person be easily

evicted?

Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Oct 31, 2022

File the Detainer Warrant for possession only now. You probably should hire an attorney to file this.

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Q: Can landlord force tenant to leave unit when the tenant has not violated lease. Landlord refuses to remove mold in unit.
Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Oct 18, 2022

A good lawyer can figure out how to get possession from an unwanted tenant. It sounds like you are being given lots of time to find a new rental.

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Q: In TN, am I required by law to sign a new lease if my rental property is sold? I have 16 mo left on a 24 mo lease

Based on the reply I received, I need to add more details. There is no clause in the 2-year lease that says the lease is voided if the property is sold. The new owners are buying the house as an investment with full understanding and agreement as part of the purchase that there is a current tenant... Read more »

Bennett James Wills
Bennett James Wills
answered on Oct 17, 2022

Maybe. You should check the terms of your lease. Sometimes there is a termination on sale clause. If not, the new owner would buy the property subject to the lease.

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Q: Do you have a right to see paperwork presented to the police against you in Tennessee

Got a Friend being evicted from her house. she doesn't have her rental agreement and the landlord refuses to provide a copy. If the landlord presented paperwork to the police specifying that you had to leave in less than 30 days. Would you have any legal right to see the paperwork presented to... Read more »

Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Oct 7, 2022

Is there a Detainer Warrant issued or not? Call your General Sessions Court and ask if friend is a defendant. It must be served or posted.

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Q: we unfortunately have Covid and are unable to move everything out in the allowed 5 days. Can we ask for 2 more days

Are lease is over but we got sick with Covid and have no one to help us … we are starting to feel better and need a couple more days to vacate the property.. what can we do and are allowed by the law to do on getting the rest of our things moved out of the apartment

Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Oct 5, 2022

Just keep moving out. It is up to the Owner to get a Writ of Possession issued, executed.

It sounds like you will be alright, but do not tear up the leasehold on the way out.

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Q: Can landlords charge a full month rent to prior tenant when a new tenant moves in part way through the month?

We bought a house and moved out early on our lease extension. We gave thirty days notice and let the property manager show the house to a new tenant. There was zero lag in occupancy and the new tenant is paying more rent. My verbal agreement with property manager was for us to pay rent until a... Read more »

Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Oct 3, 2022

Read your Lease. Prorating Rent is probably not addressed. So filing suit is probably not advised, especially since you quit the Lease early.

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Q: In the state of Tennessee if a employer does not garnish a employees wages after such garnishment was to be made

I garnished a renters paycheck for damages and her employer isn't garnishing them what do I do?

Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Sep 12, 2022

You have to go back to Court and try to hold the Garnishee liable. Hire a collection attorney.

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