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CHAPTER 35
RENT CONTROL




"Local governmental unit" defined.
As used in this chapter, "local governmental unit" means any political subdivision of the state of Tennessee, including, but not limited to, counties or incorporated municipalities, if such political subdivision provides local government services for residents in a geograpically limited area of Tennessee as its primary purpose and has the power to act primarily on behalf of that area. Chap. 35, 66-35-101

[Acts 1996, ch. 623, 1.]

Rent control by local governments prohibited.
A local governmental unit shall not enact, maintain or enforce an ordinance or resolution that would have the effect of controlling the amount of rent charged for leasing private residential or commercial property. Chap. 35, 66-35-102

[Acts 1996, ch. 623, 1.]

Management of government-owned property excepted.
This chapter does not impair the right of a local governmental unit to manage and control residential or commercial property in which such local governmental unit has a property interest.  Chap. 35, 66-35-103

[Acts 1996, ch. 623, 1.]                                                          

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