Tennessee Property and Real Estate Laws
Property and real estate laws affect renters and landlords as well as home owners (or prospective home owners). Most states, including Tennessee, have "homestead" protection laws allowing property owners to protect a small parcel of property from creditors and adverse possession laws, which allow "continuous trespassers" to gain title to an otherwise abandoned piece of real estate. Additionally, Tennessee law does not mandate a limit to the amount of money a landlord can charge for a security deposit, nor does he or she have to pay interest on the deposit amount. To learn more about Tennesse's property and real estate laws, click on a topic below.