The Tennessee 7-day notice to quit for non-payment is a notice delivered to a tenant who has failed to pay rent for the second time in a six (6) month period, indicating that they must pay the rent owed and vacate the premises. As opposed to the 14-Day Notice to Quit for Non-Payment, this notice communicates that the infraction is incurable, and if the tenant fails to comply with the demands within the notice period, the landlord will commence an eviction action against them.
It should be noted that this notice, and its seven (7) day window, are applicable only to those properties located in a county that is governed by the Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act.
Laws – § 66-28-505(a)(2)(B)
Grace Period (§ 66-28-201(d)) – Five (5) Days
14-Day Notice to Quit for Non-Payment – This notice is served to tenant’s who have failed to pay rent and inform them they have a fourteen (14) day period to cure the violation or otherwise face eviction.