Landlord Tenant – Lease Termination – Tennessee
The statute below provides the procedure to terminate a month to month lease. You must provide 30 days notice of termination. A month to month lease is generally where rent is paid monthly and there is no agreement specifying the term different than month to month. A month to month lease can also be where a tenant holds over after the end of a year to year lease and continues to pay rent. This termination can be for cause or without cause.
66-28-512. Termination of periodic tenancy – Holdover remedies.
(a) The landlord or the tenant may terminate a week-to-week tenancy by a written notice given to the other at least ten (10) days prior to the termination date specified in the notice.
(b) The landlord or the tenant may terminate a month-to-month tenancy by a written notice given to the other at least thirty (30) days prior to the periodic rental date specified in the notice.
(c) If the tenant remains in possession without the landlord’s consent after expiration of the term of the rental agreement or its termination, the landlord may bring an action for possession and if the tenant’s holdover is willful and not in good faith, the landlord, in addition, may recover actual damages sustained by the landlord, plus reasonable attorney’s fees. If the landlord consents to the tenant’s continued occupancy, § 66-28-201(c) applies.