2019 Tennessee Code
Title 66 - Property
Chapter 5 - Conveyances of Property
Part 2 - Residential Property Disclosures
§ 66-5-209. Exempt property transfers.

Universal Citation: TN Code § 66-5-209 (2019)
  • The following are specifically excluded from this part:
    • (1) Transfers pursuant to court order including, but not limited to, transfers ordered by a court in the administration of an estate, transfers pursuant to a writ of execution, transfers by foreclosure sale, transfers by a trustee in bankruptcy, transfers by eminent domain and transfers resulting from a decree of specific performance;

    • (2) Transfers to a beneficiary of a deed of trust by a trustor or successor in interest who is in default; transfers by a trustee under a deed of trust pursuant to a foreclosure sale; or transfers by a beneficiary under a deed of trust who has acquired the real property at a sale conducted pursuant to a foreclosure sale under a deed of trust or has acquired the real property by a deed in lieu of foreclosure;

    • (3) Transfers by a fiduciary in the course of the administration of a decedent's estate, guardianship, conservatorship or trust;

    • (4) Transfers from one (1) or more co-owners solely to one (1) or more co-owners. This subdivision (4) is intended to apply and only does apply in situations where ownership is by a tenancy by the entirety, a joint tenancy or a tenancy in common and the transfer will be made from one (1) or more of the owners to another owner or co-owners holding property either as a joint tenancy, tenancy in common or tenancy by the entirety;

    • (5) Transfers made solely to any combination of a spouse or a person or persons in the lineal line of consanguinity of one (1) or more of the transferors;

    • (6) Transfers between spouses resulting from a decree of divorce or a property settlement stipulation;

    • (7) Transfers made by virtue of the record owner's failure to pay any federal, state or local taxes;

    • (8) Transfers to or from any governmental entity of public or quasi-public housing authority or agency;

    • (9) Transfers involving the first sale of a dwelling provided that the builder offers a written warranty;

    • (10) Any property sold at public auction;

    • (11) Any transfer of property where the owner has not resided on the property at any time within three (3) years prior to the date of transfer; and

    • (12) Any transfer from a debtor in a chapter 7 or a chapter 13 bankruptcy to a creditor or third party by a deed in lieu of foreclosure or by a quitclaim deed.

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