Tennessee Eviction Notice Forms

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A Tennessee eviction notice form to pay rent is a written document that states a tenant has a certain number of days to pay the rent (14 in Tennessee) or to vacate the premises. Additionally, there are other notice forms for other possible grounds for evictions in Tennessee.

Read further to learn about what information is required on an eviction notice for it to be valid, legally acceptable ways of delivering notices and types of notices for all possible grounds for evictions.

Information Required for all Tennessee Notices

A landlord is expected to provide some basic information on all notices. This information includes:

  • Date of the notice
  • The name of tenant(s)
  • The address of the rental property
  • The reason the notice is being issued
  • The amount of time the tenant has to remedy the situation or vacate the rental property
  • The signature and contact information for the person issuing the notice

Acceptable Ways of Delivering Notices

In the state of Tennessee, an eviction notice may be provided to a tenant by the landlord. The eviction notice may be provided by:

  • Personal delivery to the tenant
  • Being left with a member of the tenant’s household
  • Posting on the front door of the rental property

Types of Eviction Notices

Each possible grounds for eviction has its own process and notice requirements.

Eviction Notice for Failure to Pay Rent – 14 Day Notice to Quit Nonpayment

In the state of Tennessee, a landlord is required to provide his/her tenant with a written 14 Day Notice to Quit Nonpayment before proceeding with the eviction process when the tenant has failed to pay rent.

Along with information that must be included in all Tennessee eviction notices, the 14 Day Notice to Quit Nonpayment must also include:

  • The amount of money owed to the landlord

Get the downloadable 14 Day Notice to Quit Nonpayment template form below (.pdf direct link)

Eviction Notice for Lease Violation – Notice to Cure or Quit

In the state of Tennessee, a landlord is required to provide his/her tenant with a Notice to Cure or Quit before proceeding with the eviction process when the tenant has violated terms of the lease. If a tenant or a member of his/her household, or a guest has caused remediable damage to the rental property beyond what would be expected through normal wear and tear, the landlord must provide the tenant with a written 14-Day Notice to Cure or Quit before proceeding with the eviction process.

If the tenant has violated any other term of the lease, if the rental property is located in a county with 75,000 residents or more, the landlord must provide his/her tenant with a minimum of 14 days to remedy the issue or vacate the property. If the property is located in a count with less than 75,000 residents, the landlord must provide his/her tenant with a minimum of 30 days to correct the issue or vacate the property.

Along with information that must be included in all Tennessee eviction notices, the Notice to Cure or Quit must include:

  • A statement identifying the violation for which the notice is being issued

Get the downloadable Notice to Cure or Quit template form below (.pdf direct link)

Eviction Notice for Illegal Behavior – 3 Day Notice to Quit Illegal Activity

In the state of Tennessee, a landlord is required to provide his/her tenant with a 3 Day Notice to Quit Illegal Activity before proceeding with the eviction process when a tenant has committed a violent act on the property, participated in illegal drug related activity on the property, or created a threat to the health, safety, and/or welfare of other tenants, the property, or the landlord.

Along with information that must be included in all Tennessee eviction notices, the 3 Day Notice to Quit Illegal Activity must include:

  • A statement identifying the act for which the notice is being issued

Get the downloadable 3 Day Notice to Quit Illegal Activity template form below (.pdf direct link)

Lease Termination Notice for Tenants at Will – 30 Day Lease Termination Eviction Notice

In the state of Tennessee, a landlord must provide his month to month at will tenant with a 30 Day Lease Termination Eviction Notice before proceeding with the eviction process.

Along with information that must be included in all Tennessee eviction notices, the 30 Day Lease Termination Eviction Notice must include:

  • The exact date upon which the tenant must vacate the rental property

Get the 30 Day Lease Termination Eviction Notice template form below (.pdf direct link)

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