2010 Tennessee Code
Title 66 - Property
Chapter 28 - Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act
Part 4 - Tenant Obligations
66-28-403 - Access by landlord.

66-28-403. Access by landlord.

(a)  The tenant shall not unreasonably withold consent to the landlord to enter into the dwelling unit in order to inspect the premises, make necessary or agreed repairs, decorations, alterations, or improvements, supply necessary or agreed services, or exhibit the dwelling unit to prospective or actual purchasers, mortgagees, tenants, workers or contractors.

(b)  The landlord may enter the dwelling unit without consent of the tenant in case of emergency. “Emergency” means a sudden, generally unexpected occurrence or set of circumstances demanding immediate action.

(c)  The landlord shall not abuse the right of access or use it to harass the tenant.

(d)  The landlord has no right of access except:

     (1)  By court order;

     (2)  As permitted by §§ 66-28-506 and 66-28-507(b);

     (3)  If the tenant has abandoned or surrendered the premises; or

     (4)  If the tenant is deceased, incapacitated or incarcerated.

[Acts 1975, ch. 245, § 3.103; T.C.A., § 64-2833.]  

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