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I currently have won a case against my tentant for eviction and a judgement. I have waited the 10 period for the state of Tennessee. Now my question is:

If I accept any money from him (which would be short of the total he owes) and give him say another couple of days to come up with the rest; do I have to start over with the eviction if he doesn't pay or can I just proceed?




Scott B

As a landlord who has gone the eviction way once or twice, If you have been granted a judgement and such for the eviction in your favor, by all means proceed with the eviction. The tennant still owes you the money. Your judgement should have said that anyway. So the money he is giving you is still owed you. Second, by accepting this money, you are not obligated in anyway to rethink your position about the eviction. You are a lucky landlord if you got any money at all from an evictee. Take it and get rid of this tennant.

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