You should consult a local lawyer, and have her/him review your lease and any other written materials pertaining to your occupancy. You have not presented enough facts for analysis on AVVO. If your county is covered by the Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act [see Tennessee Code Annotated Section 66-28-101 through 66-28-521. TCA 66-28-521 is particularly pertinent to your question. Good luck.
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