2019 Tennessee Code
Title 66 - Property
Chapter 27 - Multiple Ownership of Property
Part 4 - Tennessee Condominium Act of 2008 — Unit Owners' Association
§ 66-27-407. Upkeep of condominium.
(a) Except to the extent provided by the declaration, subsection (b), or § 66-27-413(h), the association is responsible for maintenance, repair, and replacement of the common elements, and each unit owner is responsible for maintenance, repair, and replacement of the unit owner's unit. Each unit owner shall afford to the association and the other unit owners, and to their agents or employees, access to and through the unit owner’s unit that is reasonably necessary for those purposes. If damage is inflicted on the common elements, or on any unit through which access is taken, the unit owner responsible for the damage, or the association if it is responsible, is liable for the cost of the prompt repair thereof, to the extent the cost of repair is not covered by property insurance required to be maintained by the declaration.
(b) In addition to the liability that a declarant as a unit owner has under part 2, part 3, this part and part 5 of this chapter, the declarant alone is liable for all expenses in connection with real estate subject to development rights, to the extent the expenses exceed the benefit derived by the association or the other unit owners from the benefit. No other unit owner and no other portion of the condominium is subject to a claim for payment of those expenses. Unless the declaration provides otherwise, any income or proceeds from real estate subject to development rights inures to the declarant.