Reach Law Office

Serving The Tri-Cities Area Since 2005


When can I change the locks?

A landlord’s obligation to their tenant does not end when the court grants legal possession of the property.  A question that we get asked frequently by property owners is “When can I change the locks?” or “How long does the tenant have to move out?”  The answer to that question comes from the appeal period for judgments from Tennessee general sessions court (where the vast majority of detainer/eviction actions are filed).  If your eviction was filed in circuit or chancery court for some reason, different time periods apply.  Continue reading When can I change the locks?…


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