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)...View More
In Tennessee, when a tenant abandons their rented room, landlords must follow specific legal procedures to deal with the tenant's personal belongings. First, they need to establish that abandonment has occurred, often due to non-payment of rent or clear signs of vacating. Then, landlords must...View More
Unless the lease specifically provides otherwise, a landlord is not required to give a tenant until the end of the month to pay rent due on the 1st (or other date specified in the lease. In fact, even if the lease does not assess a late fee until the 5th, a landlord can evict for non-payment if...View More
First, and now second L.E. tenant, has passed and L.E has been removed from my warranty deed. Property has not been maintained over the years, significantly so. Can there possibly be a significant claim against the estate for all that should have been done, but was not?
How was the life tenant removed from the deed? The remainderman can sue the life tenant for waste, but it should be very significant destruction of the land or improvements. After death, it will be a very difficult suit, which must be also filed as a claim against the estate.
In Tennessee, the authority of an HOA Board of Directors to increase monthly fees or impose special assessments without owner approval depends on the language in the governing documents, such as the bylaws and CC&Rs. Generally, HOA Boards have certain powers to manage the community's...View More
I filed for reposession .not $. The day after the tenant was finally arrested after using it to avoid 3 warrants...I left 3 days to vacate afer a notice to pay or quit 3 days was ignored.many violations such as others residing..lA police stand off last week impacting the safety of renter of my... View More
You should have hired an attorney to prosecute a problem Detainer, and you might want to now. Is the Writ of Possession issued? If not ask Court to issue or hire an attorney. Later you may need to file another Detainer Warrant against occupants and start the process again. But the execution...View More
We rented an RV lot to an unknown person and her son, located on our property that we currently live on. They have a vicious dog that has tried to attack several of our family members (rule; no pets), they have low life guest that have caused property damage to our vehicles (police report files)... View More
Hire an attorney to file a Detainer Warrant against the two renters for possession only. If unknown name, then use occupants. It will need to be served personally or posted. Do not get in a fight with them or they will have leverage. After a Judgment for possession, and ten days have...View More
I was mowing the yard at my rental property and accidentally damaged a small tree and is now dieing and my landlord threatened to take me to court. Even though we see each other multiple times out of the day he refuses to come to me directly with any issues or concerns but instead will go through... View More
The direct answer to your question is Yes, the LL can take you to court over property damage. The issue is whether you were negligent in damaging the tree while mowing. Other issues are: Who is responsible under the lease to maintain the property? Did LL provide you with any instructions about...View More
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?
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,...View More
Spring I started noticing black mold in my ceiling, shower stall and underneath my wall unit. Also notice when it would rain. That my ceiling fan would leak water through it. And I have to put a bucket down to catch the water from the ceiling we're it leaks. I brought this to my landlords... View More
A Tennessee attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry for your ordeal with the mold and health problems. I could only speak for the injury-related issues. A landlord tenant attorney should advise on issues related to the lease and habitability. You may...View More
I bought a mobile home that is inside a parking lot. In november the person who rented it told the former owner that he was going to move out in december. in december he did not pay rent and there was a conversation where he said he needed more time and he was informed that the... View More
Give him whatever notice the former tenant was supposed to get in the lease. Otherwise file the Detainer Warrant in Sessions now, as service/posting is notice to quit by Statute. Hopefully you know his name. File Detainer For Possession Only now as it will take time to get him out.
Legal aid has tried to help but no one can get either one the landlord nor his office manager answer by phone, text or emails. I have a notice from one of legal aids office to give them but am worried about how they will react to it. Someone from my church has offered to pay for an attorney bc this... View More
There is no "halt" in civil procedure. Hire a competent attorney if you do not understand what a Detainer Warrant is. You will probably need to vacate 10 days after possession is adjudged to the owner.
I have a 29 year old brother in law living in a camper (not his) on our property. He has lived here since 2019. Never paid no bills or hold a job. All he does is ride four wheeler around and go to the neighbors down road who do meth and sell meth. Will not get job at all and we pay for food he... View More
If he is a tenant in common of the property, then he has a right to be there. But if not, then file a Detainer Warrant on him for possession. Let the Sheriff serve/post him. Do not get in a fight or he will have leverage on you.
A buyer of an occupied property typically purchases subject to the lease. Which means you need to honor the lease terms. However, in some leases, there is a termination on sale clause, which also means the lease terminates when the property is sold. Other times, certain conditions can be negotiated...View More
My nephew who is 23 has lived with me for 18 years and we have had some trouble with him and had to call the police a couple of times. They told us that he is a legal resident and we can not make him leave without an eviction notice and all that that entails. He does not have a lease and he does... View More
Hire an experienced collection attorney to either pursue it or forget about it. Apparently you do not know anything about the judgment debtor's financial situation, which you need to even to consider the collection process.
We moved out on the 30th of June and I think the new owners signed on that day. Our landlord has ghosted us in regards to the security deposit. She has not claimed any damages. I have given her thirty days and then sent a notice of failure to return deposit when I hadn’t heard anything. Before I... View More
Your contract is with the former owner. You could sue in General Sessions Court for Breach, Conversion, or in certain Counties, violation of Statute. It may not be worth it, but you probably know what Bank he uses to execute a levy.
We had a deal with the old landlord for $400 a month rent, paid yearly with tax return. We have lived here for over 10 years. The land was sold 2 weeks ago and I have had trouble with the new owner every day. He gave me 12 hrs notice that his people were going to throw away anything they wanted on... View More
Not sure of your question. But generally Judgments are enforceable for 10 years. Debtors do not go to jail for nonpayment, but can be held in contempt for refusal to disclose employment, cash, land, etc. when asked in discovery.
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