2020 Tennessee Code
Title 28 - Limitation of Actions
Chapter 3 - Limitation of Actions Other Than Real
Part 1 - Miscellaneous Limitations
§ 28-3-109. Rent — Official Misconduct — Contracts Not Otherwise Covered — Title Insurance — Demand Notes

Universal Citation: TN Code § 28-3-109 (2020)
  1. The following actions shall be commenced within six (6) years after the cause of action accrued:
    1. Actions for the use and occupation of land and for rent;
    2. Actions against the sureties of guardians, executors and administrators, sheriffs, clerks, and other public officers, for nonfeasance, misfeasance, and malfeasance in office; and
    3. Actions on contracts not otherwise expressly provided for.
  2. The cause of action on title insurance policies, guaranteeing title to real estate, shall accrue on the date the loss or damage insured or guaranteed against is sustained.
  3. The cause of action on demand notes shall be commenced within ten (10) years after the cause of action accrued.

Code 1858, § 2775 (deriv. Acts 1715, ch. 27, § 5); Shan., § 4472; Code 1932, § 8600; Acts 1947, ch. 126, § 1; C. Supp. 1950, § 8600; Acts 1976, ch. 472, § 1; modified; T.C.A. (orig. ed.), § 28-309.

Textbooks. Pritchard on Wills and Administration of Estates (4th ed., Phillips and Robinson), §§ 637, 763, 835.

Tennessee Jurisprudence, 1 Tenn. Juris., Accounts and Accounting, § 15; 3 Tenn. Juris., Attorney and Client, § 12; 5 Tenn. Juris., Bonds, § 11; 5 Tenn. Juris., Carriers, § 49; 8 Tenn. Juris., Covenants, § 21; 12 Tenn. Juris., Executors and Administrators, §§ 98, 101; 14 Tenn. Juris., Guardian and Ward, § 32; 15 Tenn. Juris., Insurance, § 83; 17 Tenn. Juris., Labor, § 13;  18 Tenn. Juris., Limitations of Actions, §§ 10-13, 17, 26, 27, 34, 46; 19 Tenn. Juris., Motions and Summary Proceedings, § 8; 19 Tenn. Juris., Municipal Corporations, § 75.

Law Reviews.

Attorney and Client — Negligence — Limitation of Action, 34 Tenn. L. Rev. 507.

Contract — Tort — Breach of Duty Resulting in Property Damage — Limitation of Action, 34 Tenn. L. Rev. 297.

Contracts and Sales Law in Tennessee: A Survey and Commentary, II. Contracts (John A. Sebert, Jr.), 45 Tenn. L. Rev. 353.

Guarantor Liability in Tennessee: Past, Present & Future, 15 Mem. St. U.L. Rev. 601 (1985).

Insurance — 1961 Tennessee Survey (Robert N. Covington), 14 Vand. L. Rev. 1303.

Legal Profession — Attorney and Client, 24 Tenn. L. Rev. 611.

Please Pass the Biscuits and Gravamen (Donald F. Paine), 29 No. 6 Tenn. B.J. 20 (1993).

Products Liability — Accrual and Limitations of Actions, 35 Tenn. L. Rev. 335.

Recent Developments in the Law of Accrual and Limitation of Actions in Tennessee as Applied to Products Liability Cases (Michael E. Hewgley), 2 Mem. St. U.L. Rev. 105.

Sales — Breach of Warranty — Statute of Limitations, 33 Tenn. L. Rev. 250.

Tennessee Survey of the Law — Indemnity in Tort, 7 Mem. St. U.L. Rev. 307.

The Law of Negotiable Instruments, Bank Deposits, and Collections in Tennessee: A Survey of Changes in the 1990 Revision to UCC Articles 3 and 4 (Virigina Wilson), 28 U. Mem. L. Rev. 117 (1997).

The Tennessee Employer's Wrongful Discharge and the Union's Breach of the Duty of Fair Representation — Does Tennessee Need a Statute of Limitations? (Marsha H. Ashlock), 20 No. 2 Tenn. B.J. 15 (1984).

Torts — Attorney's Liability — No Liability to Disappointed Beneficiaries for Negligent Handling of Will, 4 Mem. St. U.L. Rev. 188.

Torts — Limitations of Actions — Application of the Four Year Statute in Breach of Warranty Actions, 38 Tenn. L. Rev. 293.

Uninsured Motorist Coverage in Tennessee (Phillip A. Fleissner), 38 Tenn. L. Rev. 391.

Wrongful Death Actions in Tennessee (T. A. Smedley), 27 Tenn. L. Rev. 447.

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