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Tennessee Month-to-Month Lease Agreement

A Tennessee month-to-month lease agreement is a periodic rental contract signed by a landlord and a tenant that renews monthly when rent is paid. The agreement becomes legally binding once both parties have signed, and it remains effective until the landlord or tenant terminates the lease with thirty (30) days’ notice to the other party. Month-to-month leases are ideal for individuals who are not able to make the year-long commitment of a standard lease. Landlords are encouraged to screen potential tenants by having them complete a rental application to obtain a background check and credit report prior to approving a tenancy.

Notice for terminating (§ 66-28-512(b)) – Thirty (30) Days

Tenant screening Tennessee Rental Application


Disclosures (3)

  1. Landlord Information
  2. Lead-Based Paint
  3. Showings

1) Landlord Information

At or before the start of their tenancy, tenants must receive the names and addresses of the landlord, property owner, and any individual authorized to represent the landlord or owner and accept service of process and receive notices on their behalf.

2) Lead-Based Paint Disclosure

To be completed by property owners of a building containing lead-based paint (required for property constructed prior to 1978).

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3) Showings

A landlord may show prospective tenants a property wherein a tenant is currently residing provided the showing is within thirty (30) days before the end of lease term, at least a twenty-four (24) hour notice of entry has been given, and the right of access has been indicated in the lease agreement.