Everything You Need To Know About Breaking A Lease In TN
If you have trouble with your landlord, rental property, or a personal issue, you may need to break your lease. We will go through everything you need to know about breaking a lease in TN to help you avoid legal trouble and leave your rental agreement as soon as possible. We will also show you how to streamline the process and simplify it with DoNotPay. The world's first robot lawyer can help you with the following:
- How much does it cost to break a lease?
- Does breaking a lease hurt your credit?
- What happens if you break a lease?
- How can you break your lease without a penalty?
- Legal reasons to break a lease
Requirements for a Lease Termination Notice in TN
Even if you have a good reason for breaking a lease in TN, the law in Tennessee still requires your lease termination notice to be delivered before the time below. Failure to deliver the notice by the time stated may result in legal objections from the landlord. Tennessee requires the following:
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Not sure how to write a lease termination notice? DoNotPay can generate a termination notice for you and help you break your lease without stress.
Breaking a Lease in TN on Your Own
Speak With the Landlord
If you are on good terms with the landlord, it often doesn't hurt to talk to them about breaking your lease. The landlord may sympathize with your situation if you have a good reason for breaking the lease. There are several reasons a landlord may consider allowing you to break your lease, but it depends on your relationship with the landlord.
Your landlord may accept the following reasons:
- Loss of Income
- Caring for a Loved One
If you are more comfortable sending a letter, you can draft a hardship letter to send to your landlord. DoNotPay can generate a letter on your behalf to help you break your lease in TN.
Send a Lease Termination Notice for Legal Reasons
If you think you have a valid legal reason to terminate your lease, you may be able to break your lease. There are six legally accepted reasons to terminate your lease in Tennessee:
- Breach of Lease: The landlord violated the provisions of the lease agreement.
- Harassment: The landlord is harassing you with unexpected entry, lockouts, or other intimidation tactics.
- Habitability: Plumbing, heating, or structural issues that the landlord will not address.
- Servicemembers' Civil Relief Act (SCRA): A federal protection for uniformed service members called to active duty.
- Early Termination Clause: Your landlord included an early termination clause in the lease.
- Failure to Disclose: The landlord must disclose lead-based paint use inside the rental property and the name and address of the property owners.
When you figure out if your reason for terminating your lease is legally protected, draft a termination notice. Be sure to send it to the landlord before the deadline. The landlord must take reasonable steps to rent out the property after you leave to mitigate damage by law.
Under SCRA, you are protected from the time of your active duty until 30 to 90 days after you are discharged. If you have an early termination clause, the provisions may include a fee and notice period. DoNotPay can draft a legally acceptable letter to break your lease on your behalf.
Breaking a Lease in TN With DoNotPay
Breaking your lease in Tennessee doesn't have to be frustrating or time-consuming, and you don't have to spend a fortune on legal advice. DoNotPay is the world's first robot lawyer. We can help you determine if you have a legally valid reason to terminate your lease and send a termination notice to the landlord or draft a hardship notice. DoNotPay works conveniently from your web browser or mobile phone.
Here's how you can get started in 3 easy steps:
- Search Break My Lease on DoNotPay.
- Prepare a signed copy of your lease that you can use as a reference and enter the state the lease was signed in.
- Let us guide you through the 4 potential options.
- If you're a uniformed service member breaking a lease to fulfill your service obligations, we'll send your landlord an SCRA Protection Letter.
- If you're breaking your lease for a reason protected by your state's tenant laws, we'll write your landlord a letter detailing your protections for breaking the lease under the relevant law.
- If your reasons for breaking your lease aren't protected by federal or state law, but you'd like to try to convince your landlord to let you break the lease through mutual agreement, we'll draft a hardship letter making your case to your landlord.
- If there are no remaining options for breaking the lease with protection, but your state requires landlords to mitigate damages to tenants who break their leases, we'll notify your landlord of that obligation and minimize the remaining rent you have to pay.
Make breaking your lease quick and easy with DoNotPay!