The Tennessee Department of Health is responsible for promulgating rules relating to minimum health standards for rental housing. These rules are part of the Tennessee Code Annotated § 53-5502, which has been reorganized as section 68-111 of chapter 1200-1-2. The rules include basic equipment and equipment, light and ventilation, temperature and hygiene. Tenants are responsible for cleanliness and safety. You can rent without a formal agreement, or you have a lease. The most common type of tenant in Tennessee is a tenant who signs a lease to pay the rent each month throughout the year. Tenants may be asked to pay a deposit. Leases are legally binding contracts. You must respect the terms of your lease. Some rental agreements have supplements such as pet guidelines, pest control contracts or water damage notification. You are responsible for: paying your rent on time, paying any late fees, keeping the place clean and safe, not letting anyone damage, not breaking the law, throwing away your garbage and following your landlord`s rules. If you break your lease, it can become a legal problem. (1) have done everything in their power to obtain rent assistance; (2) expect not to earn more than $99,000 in 2020; (3) due to loss of income, loss of working time or exceptional medical cost, are unable to pay full rent or pay full rent; (4) do everything in its power to make partial payments; and (5) evacuation would lead to homelessness or force them to live with other households.