i have never dealt with eviction or been faced with it. until now. my family and i rented a place and signed a year lease. paid first and last months rent plus deposit up front. we knew we would be short for june 1st rent (job issues) so we went to a local community action agency and they helped us with the portion we didnt have. the landlord refused to accept it. he stated if we can not pay it ourselves we can get out. june 2cnd there was a note on our door stating ot pay or leave. june 8th we recieved a notice in the mail telling us to be out no later than juen 30th at 5pm. (we already planned to be out by the end of the month) no problem. then june 11th we were served papers from the sherriff saying we are being called to court for eviction on june 28th. so now we are confused. we thought we were suppose to go by the notice and leave by the 30th. can they really evict before the notice time is over? how do we handle this in court without an attorney? any information will be helpful or experience with this type of situation. we really dont want an evictin on our record.
btw we are in TN if that helps.
Asked by Anonymous at 9:37 PM on Jun. 13, 2013 in Money & Work
Here are the answers for your state. http://www.evictionresources.com/eviction_process_articles/tennessee_eviction_process.html In some parts of TN, only 14 days is needed.
"If the property is not in one of the counties covered by the Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act, then the landlord only needs to serve a 14 Day Notice to evict for non-payment of rent, extensive damage, or health and safety violations. All other breaches need a 30 Day Notice."
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