Landlord Tenant Disputes

Landlord Tenant Disputes in Nashville, TN

Skilled Representation for Commercial & Residential Landlords

In Nashville, Tennessee law has set forth the rules which landlords and tenants must abide by when in a landlord-tenant relationship. At my firm, David Whittaker, Attorney at Law, I have counseled and represented dozens of commercial and residential landlords over the years, as well as tenants involved in commercial leases. I have been practicing real estate law since 2001, and have helped protect the rights of both landlords and tenants in:

  • Rent disputes
  • Violations of leases
  • Failure to maintain property

Your Rights as the Tenant of a Commercial Lease

As a commercial tenant, you should always keep a copy of your signed, written lease. If your lease is not signed by both parties, it only creates a month to month tenancy. Security deposits, under the law, must be kept in an account solely used for the purpose of holding tenants' security deposits, and they must tell you of the location of the account.

A landlord must inspect the property within three days of the termination of tenancy and give you a report of all damages and costs he intends to charge you. Likewise, you as a tenant have the right to inspect the property after you have received your report to counter any charges you feel are incorrect. The landlord must then give you a written notice of refund of security deposit due to you within 30 days of terminating your lease.

Know Your Landlord-Tenant Rights

Many of the cases I have handled dealt with the landlord's alleged failure to maintain the premises in good repair, keep the common areas clean and safe, and comply with applicable housing and building codes that affect health and safety. Evictions and rent collections are handled with ease by my office for a very reasonable fee. If you are a landlord or tenant, please take the time to call my offices and schedule an appointment for a consultation. I will be happy to meet with you and answer any questions you may have about your rights as a landlord or a tenant. Contact me today.

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