Have You Been Given An Eviction Notice?
Tennessee is a judicial eviction state. This means that for a landlord to remove a tenant (renter) from the property, there must be a court order allowing them to do so. The landlord will need to have a document called a Writ of Possession issued by the court and carried out by local law enforcement. If your landlord tries to remove you through self-help measures (for example, changing the locks, removing doors, turning off your utilities), call your local law enforcement office and advise them that you have not been taken to court yet and your landlord is engaging in an illegal self-help eviction. Then contact WTLS at 800-372-8346, ext. 250 or at wtls.org to apply for our services.