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I rented out my home in TN years with my rental contract

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I rented out my home in TN for two years with my rental contract stating last day of occupancy is Sept 15th I was following up with my tenants today on how their moving process was going and I was advised today that since I did not send them 30 day notice then they do not have to be out on Sept 15. I thought my lease was their notification and they never advised me that they wanted to stay longer etc. Is this true? I have never heard of this.... is the signed rental contract the date they must be out? Pls advise and thank you so much
Cathy wells
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Real Estate Law
Expert:  RealEstateAnswer replied 2 years ago.

Good evening. Unless the rental agreement required either party to give a 30 day notice, then the lease would end on the 15th, when it expired. After all, the purpose behind having a start and end date, is so all parties know when it will end. They should have vacated on the 15th and unless they spoke with you about staying past the date, they would need to leave. If they did not, they would become month to month tenants, need to pay rent and you would need to give them at least a 15 day notice to vacate.

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