Are you current on rent? I don't practice in TN, but if you are current on your rent, see an attorney ASAP.
You need to consult with a local landlord tenant attorney. Most likely there are many other relevant facts. Good luck.
Answer given for general advice and is not a legal opinion, which would require an analysis of the facts and circumstances as well as the applicable law and regulations.
The typical situation in cases where there is no lease is for a tenant to pay every 30 days. This creates a month to month tenancy which would require a 30 day notice to quit. However, and this is important, laws can vary greatly from State to State so consult with a local attorney or free legal aid clinic near you.
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It sounds like you are on a month-to-month lease agreement. If so, either party can give the other party a months notice to terminate the agreement.
If you have breached a contractual or statutory obligation, the landlord has to provide proper notice before commencing a detainer warrant action. An example would be 14 days for failure to pay rent. There is a provision for a 3 day notice for acts of violence to neighbors/landlord/etc.
You should have a consultation with a local attorney... a Landlord unlawfully ousting a tenant can possibly seek attorney fees and punitive damages...
Also, some basic advice, take pictures and document both your belongings and the condition of the property. You should also try to make sure all communication is in writing (rather than have a 'he said she said' down the road).
Any information provided is intended for general informational purposes only. This is NOT legal advice, and no attorney/client relationship has been created. The circumstances of every case are different and need to be dealt with on a case-by-case basis. This is not a substitute for the advice of a lawyer. Also, the law may change and may be different from jurisdiction to jurisdiction.
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