Landlord Tenant Law is an area of law where so many non-lawyers decide to represent themselves. It seems like a good idea to the non-lawyer because they will save on lawyer fees, however, most of the time it ends up costing them much more in the long run. Landlord Tenant law is a minefield of potential mistakes. Just figuring out which set of laws applies to the county in which you live in Tennessee can be challenging.
One area where we constantly see deficiencies in a Landlord representing them self is by the Landlord either not using an eviction notice or using them incorrectly. If an eviction notice is not used or used incorrectly it can cause the Landlord's case to be dismissed from court and can cost the Landlord significant amounts of money. It can also possibly open the Landlord up to be sued for Wrongful Eviction.
In Tennessee a Landlord is required to give a non-paying tenant an eviction notice. In most cases the Landlord must give the Tenant an opportunity to cure their non-payment and this must be clearly set out in the notice. The law sets out very specific days and other matters which must be stated in an eviction letter. We do not recommend that you try to traverse this area of the law alone. If you see a potential legal matter concerning your rental properties please call our office immediately.
If have a rental property and need help with an eviction or have any other legal situation, contact us and we would be glad to find the best option for your situation.
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