Landlord-Tenant Problems

Below you will find links to written information, forms, and also how to ask a lawyer a question and/or how to get a lawyer to represent you. 


Your Rights and Duties as a Renter (Booklets)


If you live in these counties: Anderson, Blount, Bradley, Davidson, Greene, Hamilton, Knox, Madison, Maury, Montgomery, Putnam, Rutherford, Sevier, Shelby, Sullivan, Sumner, Washington, Williamson and Wilson 

Know Your Legal Rights and Duties


All other counties: Rural Renters Rights:

Know Your Rights and Duties as a Renter



Additional  Booklets:


Instructions For Tenants In Detainer Actions Filed By Landlords


Instructions For Tenants Suing Landlords For Repairs, Return Of Security Deposits


Instructions For Landlords Filing Detainer Actions




Renters’ Guide – 5 Things You Should Do BEFORE You Move In


Guía para Inquilinos - 5 Cosas Que Debe Hacer ANTES de Mudarse Adentro




Standard Court Forms for all of Tennessee


Legal Advice:


Volunteer Lawyers Who Will Answer Questions for Free Online

How it works:  

  1. We'll ask you some questions to see if we can help you. If we can help, you'll make an account.
  2. Ask your non-criminal legal question. 
  3. We will e-mail you when your question receives a response. Come back to the web site and sign in to read the response.


Find Representation:


Directory of Legal Aid Attorneys and Other Agencies by County 


Still need assistance? Please speak to a librarian at your local library – they may have additional resources to assist you.



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