There's been roaches and I don't feel like I owe them anything until they make my apartment habitable. Can they sue me
Insurance Law Lawyer
If your rent is past due your landlord can file an detainer warrant against you. However, you have certain rights as a tenant under Tennessee's Uniform Residential Landlord Tenant Act (URLTA). I believe the act applies to Hamilton County but check with a local attorney. The landlord has an obligation to provide a fit and habitable residence. As such, you may have a defense to the action. I would recommend you contact a local attorney as you may be able to collect your attorney fees from the landlord if you are successful in proving that the landlord violated the URLTA.