Tennessee lease termination letters help a landlord or tenant end a short-term tenancy. Ten days’ notice is necessary for week-to-week tenancies, while 30 days’ notice is necessary for month-to-month tenancies.
If a tenant remains on the property without the landlord’s consent after their rental agreement terminates, the landlord can bring legal action to regain possession and collect back rent and reasonable attorney’s fees. If the tenant’s holdover is intentional and not in good faith, the landlord can also recover damages and reasonable attorney’s fees.
If the tenant grants permission to the tenant’s prolonged occupancy, TN Code § 66-28-201 will apply.
URLTA: A 10-day notice only applies to properties in locations regulated by the Uniform Residential Landlord-Tenant Act. In areas outside of URLTA’s jurisdiction, either party can serve a 30-day notice to end a week-to-week tenancy.