Housing Law

Tennessee has a variety of protections for consumers when buying or renting a home. Property sellers are required to disclose environmental conditions. In communities with Building Codes, newly constructed homes may be inspected before occupancy is allowed. Renters in counties of at least 75,000 people, are protected by the Uniform Landlord and Tenant Act. All renters are protected by Rental Premises Unfit for Habitation rules. Smoke alarms are required by law in both new construction and rental properties.