We are currently representing people in Tennessee that have had their apartment security deposits retained by their landlord. We believe some apartments have been keeping security deposits as a matter of routine and fraudulently accusing tenants of damaging the apartments. If you believe your landlord is keeping your security deposit unlawfully please call my office to discuss your rights.
If you are uncertain, it may help to know your basic rights under the Tennessee Landlord Tenant Act. Some key requirements under the law are as follows:
— The landlord must keep the security deposit in an account maintained only for that purpose.
— Within Ten (10) days of the lease termination the landlord shall inspect the premises and compile a damage list. Also the landlord must notify the tenant of their right to inspect the premises to ascertain the accuracy of the list.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact our Tennessee Law Office.