A Tennessee lease termination letter (10-day notice) is a written correspondence in which either the landlord or tenant ends an at-will week-to-week tenancy. Within this notice, they list a termination date that’s at least 10 days in advance, giving the other party time to prepare.
If the tenant doesn’t respect this notice and remains on the property after the 10 days have passed, the landlord can begin the formal eviction process.
This document only applies to URLTA (Uniform Residential Landlord-Tenant Act) locations. In non-URLTA locations, a landlord or tenant may serve a 30-day notice to vacate to terminate a week-to-week lease.
Governing Law — TN Code § 66-28-512.
Why Use a 10-Day Notice to Vacate
Using a 10-day notice to vacate provides a lot of flexibility, as landlords can evict tenants and adjust rental terms for new tenants more easily than they could with longer-term rental arrangements.