Tennessee Required Landlord Disclosures

Learn about the disclosures that landlords in Tennessee must provide tenants, usually in the lease or rental agreement.

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Tennessee Required Landlord Disclosures

Tennessee requires landlords to make the following disclosures to tenants:

Owner or agent identity.  The landlord or any person authorized to enter into a rental agreement on the landlord’s behalf must disclose to the tenant in writing at or before the commencement of the tenancy the name and address of the agent authorized to manage the premises, and an owner of the premises or a person or agent authorized to act for and on behalf of the owner for the acceptance of service of process and for receipt of notices and demands. (Tenn. Code Ann. § 66-28-302)

Showing rental to prospective tenants. Landlord may enter to show the premises to prospective renters during the final 30 days of a tenancy (with 24 hours’ notice), but only if this right of access is set forth in the rental agreement or lease. (Tenn. Code Ann. § 66-28-403)

Check the Tennessee statute (Tenn. Code Ann. § 66-28-302, 66-28-403) for details on these disclosures. See the Laws and Legal Research section of Nolo for advice on finding and reading statutes and court decisions.

Also, check your local ordinance for any city or county disclosure requirements. To find yours, check your city or county website (many are listed on State and Local Government on the Net), or contact the office of your mayor, city manager, or county administrator.

Finally, see the Required Landlord Disclosures article for details on federally-required landlord disclosures and other information on disclosures about the rental property.

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