Tennessee Lease Agreement with ezSign

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Now with ezSign. Tennessee has its own specific landlord-tenant laws, which we will walk you through as you create your Tennessee lease agreement.

Document Last Modified: 6/14/2021

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Now with ezSign. Whether you are a weekend landlord or a veteran, you are responsible for knowing pertinent landlord-tenant laws in Tennessee. That’s why we have attorney-approved legal prompts built in to our ez lease builder wizard to assist Tennessee landlords and property managers along the way. You can build your lease in just 7 easy steps with confidence that your lease is legally intact. Many Tennessee landlords and property managers are unaware of fines imposed when landlords fail to register their properties with their local building code's agency, but with our ez lease builder that information is provided for you.

Did you know Tennessee imposes a mandatory five-day grace period before the rent can be considered late, and the maximum late fee is 10% of the rent? This information, along with much more, is provided for you as you build your lease through our ez lease builder.

Not only is the knowledge provided to ensure an enforceable lease, our ez lease package also includes relevant forms like the Lease Renewal Agreement and Tenant Guest Policy. You will also find standardized forms such as the Tenant’s Waiver of Insurance and Non-Renewal Notices to name a few.

With our attorney approved ez lease package for Tennessee landlords, the fact that you may be just a weekend landlord can be your little secret.

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Tennessee State Laws

Category State Law
Ending and Renewing
Tennessee Law
Month–to-Month: The landlord or tenant must give the other at least 30 days notice before the termination date specified in the notice.
Fixed Term: The landlord or tenant must give the other at least 30 days' notice or notice as specified in the lease, before the termination date or if no notice is given, the lease ends at the end of the term and the tenant must vacate.
Security Deposit
Tennessee Law
There are no stated regulations regarding the limit on the amount that may be charged for a security deposit, however it should be reasonable and held in a separate account.
Returned Payment Fee
Tennessee Law
A fee not to exceed the amount of $30.00 can be charged to the tenant for a returned check. Tenn. Code Ann. § 47-29-102
Late Fee
Tennessee Law
There shall be a five-day grace period between the day the rent was due and the day a fee for the late payment of rent may be charged.
If the last day of the five-day grace period occurs on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the landlord shall not impose any charge or fee for the late payment of rent, provided that the rent is paid on the next business day.
Any charge or fee, however described, which is charged by the landlord for the late payment of rent shall not exceed ten percent (10%) of the amount of rent past due.
Insurance Requirements
Tennessee Law
Landlords may require tenants to obtain rental insurance.
Addenda & Disclosures
Tennessee Law
If the leased premises was constructed prior to 1978, the landlord must provide all tenants with the Lead-Based Paint EPA Disclosure and the Lead-Based Paint EPA Pamphlet.
Notice to Enter
Tennessee Law
The tenant shall not unreasonably withhold consent to the landlord to enter onto the premises, in order to inspect the premises, make necessary or agreed repairs, decorations, alterations, or improvements, supply necessary or agreed services, or exhibit the premises to prospective or actual purchasers, mortgagees, workers or contractors.
The landlord may enter the leased premises without consent in case of emergency (sudden, generally unexpected occurrence or set of circumstances demanding immediate action).
Within the final thirty (30) days of the termination of the rental agreement landlords must provide 24 hours notice to enter premises as long as the right of access for showing is set in the lease agreement
Landlord Requirements
Tennessee Law
§ 66–28–108. If the tenant provides an electronic mail address in the rental agreement, any notification required to be sent to the tenant pursuant to this chapter may be made by the landlord through electronic notification.

The name and address of the owner or agent authorized to manage the premises or any person authorized on the landlord's behalf shall disclose to the tenant in writing, at or before the commencement of the tenancy and shall be kept current throughout the tenancy.

Contact your local housing or zoning office to be sure your rental property complies with city and county requirements for inspections, rent control, occupancy limits, property codes and zoning. Many cities and counties require inspections, registrations and have specific maintenance regulations.

Tennessee Forms & Documents

Tennessee Landlord and Tenant Act Consumer Information
Tennessee Rental-Purchase Agreement Act
Tennessee 3 Day Notice to Vacate for Dangerous Behavior
Tennessee 7 Day Notice to Vacate
Tennessee 14 Day Notice to Pay or Vacate
Tennessee 30 Day Notice to Cure or Vacate

Tennessee Lease Features

There are so many great features included in the Lease Package:
  • Now with ezSign (also Printable)
  • Tennessee-Specific - Designed by legal experts to comply with TN laws
  • Customizable Lease Wizard - Our easy-to-use lease wizard will simplify the process by auto responding to a few simple details to customize your lease package!
  • Straightforward – No worries about deciphering pesky legal jargon. We’ve compiled the required information in a comprehensive, user-friendly document with built-in protection for landlords and property managers.
  • TN Assist –Creating your lease with our ez lease builder is a cinch in just 7 easy steps with our legal prompts guiding you through each one.
  • Approximately 35 or more Selectable Rules and Regulations
  • Complete TN Lease Package –Our lease packages include every form imaginable for landlords and property managers to operate efficiently.
  • Comprehensive –Our ez lease packages are carefully constructed to include all of the required and industry standard forms you need to successfully manage your residential rentals.

Create your Tennessee lease agreement for Residential, Condo, House, Home, Trailer, Apartment, Townhome, Housing, Real Estate, Duplex, Buildings, and many more!

Rental Package Documents

Here are just a few of our collection of legal forms you can include in your TN lease package:

Rules & Regulations

Below are just a few of the dozens of available rules and regulations you can select to include in your Arizona lease package:
  • The Tenant must obtain written permission to install a satellite system or antenna on or around the Leased Premises.
  • The Tenant agrees to test carbon monoxide detector(s) periodically as well as maintain operational batteries at all times. The Tenant must report immediately to the Landlord any malfunction with carbon monoxide detector(s).
  • Late fees are strictly enforced and any unpaid fees will not be waived.
  • Charcoal and Gas Barbecue grills may not be used or stored on any common areas, balconies, decks, patios, porches, and/or landings or entranceways.
  • Absolutely no hazardous materials are permitted to be in or around the Leased Premises at any time.
  • The Tenant must report any malfunction with smoke detector(s) immediately to Landlord. The Tenant agrees not to remove, dismantle or take any action to interfere with the operation of any smoke detector(s) installed on the Leased Premises.

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