Landlord/Tenant & Housing Law

fair housing law and landlord/tenant law

Landlord/Tenant Housing Law in Knoxville, TN

You have certain rights as a tenant. You have the right to fair housing, with protection from harm. Landlords have to abide by laws, too. If you’ve entered into an agreement with a landlord in Knoxville, is some cases, they have to make reasonable accommodations, and are not allowed to discriminate against you because of race, religion, gender, etc.

If you are disabled or become disabled, a Knoxville landlord law is clear that they are supposed to accommodate you reasonably. If you are injured or become physically disabled, they may have to provide a ramp, or a rental property with a ramp, in order for you to access your home.

In some cases, landlords attempt to create unlawful or unfair lease agreements. Also, landlords are required to provide you with a certain standard of living. If your rental property becomes damaged or is considered sub-standard living, you may have legal recourse. this is especially true if they refuse to make proper repairs, such as leaky pipes, roof leaks, etc.

If you are a veteran or you are disabled or become disabled, and require a service animal, the landlord may be required to accommodate you, too. Emotional support animals may fall into this category as well. The areas of landlord/tenant and fair housing law in Knoxville are:

  • Discrimination (Race, Disability, Familial Status, Religion, Gender)
  • Reasonable Accommodation/Modification (policies, architectural barriers)
  • Emotional Support Animals
  • Service Animals
  • Retaliation
  • Steering
  • Lease Agreements (Tenant and Landlord)
  • Public, Section 8 Housing