2010 Tennessee Code
Title 66 - Property
Chapter 7 - Leases
66-7-109 - Notice of termination by landlord.

66-7-109. Notice of termination by landlord.

(a)  Fourteen (14) days' notice by a landlord shall be sufficient notice of termination of tenancy for the purpose of eviction of a residential tenant, if the termination of tenancy is for one of the following reasons:

     (1)  Tenant neglect or refusal to pay rent that is due and is in arrears, upon demand;

     (2)  Damage beyond normal wear and tear to the premises by the tenant, members of the household, or guests; or

     (3)  The tenant or any other person on the premises with the tenant's consent willfully or intentionally commits a violent act or behaves in a manner which constitutes or threatens to be a real and present danger to the health, safety or welfare of the life or property of other tenants, the landlord, the landlord's representatives or other persons on the premises.

If the notice of termination of tenancy is given for one of the reasons set out in subdivision (a)(1) or (2) and the breach is remediable by repairs or the payment of rent or damages or otherwise and the tenant adequately remedies the breach prior to the date specified in the notice from the landlord, the rental agreement will not terminate. If substantially the same act or omission which constituted a prior noncompliance of which notice was given recurs within six (6) months, the landlord may terminate the rental agreement upon at least fourteen (14) days' written notice specifying the breach and the date of termination of the rental agreement.

(b)  For all other defaults in the lease agreement, a thirty (30) day termination notice from the date such notice is given by the landlord shall be required for the purpose of eviction of a residential tenant.

(c)  This section shall not apply to a tenancy where the rental period is for less than fourteen (14) days.

(d)  Notwithstanding the provisions of § 66-7-107 or this section to the contrary, three (3) days' notice by a landlord shall be sufficient notice of termination of tenancy for the purpose of eviction of a residential tenant in a housing authority created pursuant to title 13, chapter 20, part 4 or 5, if the tenant or any other person on the premises with the tenant's consent willfully or intentionally commits a violent act, or has engaged in any drug-related criminal activity, or behaves in a manner that constitutes or threatens to be a real and present danger to the health, safety or welfare of the life or property of other tenants, the landlord, the landlord's representatives or other persons on the premises.

(e)  Nothing in this section shall be construed to apply to rental property located in any county governed by the Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act, compiled in title 66, chapter 28.

[Acts 1999, ch. 451, §§ 1, 2; 2007, ch. 75, § 1.]  

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