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Information and FAQ Tennessee Renter Laws

Landlord tenant laws vary from State to State.  You will find here principles that apply to all States and State specific information applicable only to your State.  You should consult an attorney if you have questions.

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Landlord tenant laws deal with many areas of the landlord tenant relationship.  Generally, some of the areas covered, depending on your State include:

  1. Requirement that a lease be in writing.
  2. Rules regarding how a security deposit must be handled.
  3. Legal duties of the Landlord regardless of the terms of the lease.
  4. Legal duties of the tenant regardless of the terms of the lease.
  5. Specific procedural requirements for terminating a lease.
  6. Specific procedures for evicting a tenant.
  7. Rent increase procedures.
  8. How abandoned personal property must be handled.
  9. Access to the premises by the Landlord.
  10. Subleasing laws.
  11. Rent control ordinances.
  12. Discrimination in renting.
  13. Terms prohibited in rental agreements or unenforceable.
  14. Care of the Premises by the tenant
  15. Many others.

Some of the areas can be governed or changed by the rental agreement, while others cannot be changed by the agreement.  Overall, the landlord tenant relationship is controlled by the 1) lease agreement, 2) State laws, 3) Federal Laws and 4) Local laws.

Termination of the lease agreement and notices between the landlord and tenant must comply with requirements of your State.

Many of the forms available have Law Summaries connected to each form search providing law provisions that govern the requirements of the form.

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Basic responsibilities of the landlord and tenant in most States are:

Landlords' Responsibilities
  1. Landlords must ensure that the premises are maintained in a decent, safe, sanitary condition.
  2. Landlords must ensure that each dwelling unit has an adequate heating system and complies with all applicable codes.
  3. Landlords must allow tenants the full use and enjoyment of the dwelling unit and comply with the rental agreement and the law regarding landlord access to the rental unit.
  4. Landlords cannot use a lease which takes away any of the tenant's basic rights under the law.
  5. Before ending the rental agreement, the landlord must give proper notice to the tenant and, in the case of an eviction, follow proper legal procedures.
Tenants' Responsibilities
  1. Rent must be paid at the time and place agreed upon by both parties under the rental agreement.
  2. Tenants must keep their dwelling units safe and clean, take care not to cause damage beyond normal wear and tear, and notify the landlord of all problems.
  3. Tenants and their guests must conduct themselves in a manner that will not disturb other tenants' peaceful enjoyment of the premises.
  4. Before ending the rental agreement, the tenant must give proper notice to the landlord.

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Tips for Preparing Tennessee Landlord Forms & Tenant Forms

  1. Pay punctually. Don't be late on rent payments and keep your credit score and history clear and trustworthy. If you’ve faced financial difficulties before, inform your landlord beforehand.
  2. Stick to the Tennessee Landlord Forms & Tenant Forms conditions. The rental agreement protects equally you and the owner. For that reason, the parties should follow the conditions and terms that they agree to. In case you are unable to meet a lease contract condition, discuss it with the homeowner instead of trying to hide it.
  3. Look for some common ground together with your property owner. There’s no reason to be friends, but you should communicate from time to time, so it's much better to do this in a pleasant way.
  4. Renew your Tennessee Landlord Forms & Tenant Forms. Many renters think this is a homeowner's job to keep in mind to update the rent purchase arrangement. While it makes sense, it is recommended to talk to your house owner and decide about renewal in advance. Otherwise, you risk being left homeless.
  5. Consider having a guarantor. If you don't have a lease background, the landlord can request you for a guarantor. You can choose your parents and employer, or college. Nobody is going to disturb your guarantor as long as you keep in touch with your agent and match the terms of the agreement.