2016 Tennessee Code
Title 66 - Property
Chapter 7 - Leases
§ 66-7-105. Adult bookstores and movie houses -- Leases unenforceable.

TN Code § 66-7-105 (2016) What's This?

Hereby declared against public policy and unenforceable are all leases or rental contracts, whether or not in writing, on real estate or buildings which are used for the purpose of sale, display, distribution or exhibition of obscene live performances or obscene material of any other kind including, but not limited to, the business of operating a store or house for the sale, or the commercial display, distribution or exhibition of an obscene book or magazine or other printed matter, motion pictures or peep shows. Occupants claiming the right to possess, use or occupy any building or real estate because of such an unenforceable lease or rental contract shall be immediately subject to eviction for unlawful detainer thereof in a suit by the owner of the building or real estate or by the state or by the county or by the incorporated municipality in which the building or real estate is located. Any person, firm, partnership or corporation that knowingly leases or rents any real estate or building to any person, firm, partnership or corporation for such purpose shall not have standing to use the courts or legal processes to enforce such lease or rental contract or to collect rentals or any other consideration because of such an unenforceable lease or rental contract.

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