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REPRESENTING YOURSELF IN A LANDLORD-TENANT DISPUTE OR ANOTHER TYPE OF HOUSING CASE

Only a portion of the forms below will be needed in a given case. Please read the instruction booklet "General Sessions Court" (where these cases typically are litigated, rather than in Circuit or Chancery Courts) and any others that you need before deciding which forms to select.

Click on the booklets and forms that you need. They may be opened in your browser by clicking on the name, or you may right-click on the name and save the file to your hard drive. You must download forms and cannot complete them online. All forms are Microsoft Word documents. All booklets are in Adobe Acrobat. 

Explanatory Booklets

    Pages

Instructions for Suing Landlords

2

Instructions for Landlords Who are Sued

1

Instructions for Landlords Filing Detainer Actions

2

Instructions for Tenants in Detainer Actions

1

Should You Represent Yourself?

3

Limited Legal Representation

1

General Sessions Court

5

Serving Legal Process

3

How to Prepare for a Hearing or Trial

4

Court Costs

1

How to Subpoena Witnesses and Documents

3

Common Mistakes

2

Total  

  28

 

Description of Forms

Pages

   Eviction Notice

1

   Demand by Tenant for Repairs

1

   Demand by Tenant for Return of Security Deposit

1

   Demand by Tenant for Possession

1

   Affidavit of Indigency

2

   Detainer

2

   Answer to Detainer

1

   Complaint for Repairs

2

   Complaint for Return of Deposit

2

   Complaint by Tenant for Possession

2

   Summons

1

   Affidavit of Service

1

   Service by Publication

2

   Answer to Complaint         

1

   Subpoena

1

   Fax Cover Sheet

1

   Final Order

1

   Writ of Possession

1

   Notice of Appeal to Circuit Court

1

   Pauper's Oath in lieu of Appeal Bond

1

   Appeal Bond

1

   Total  

27

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