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Bill BL2020-149 (as amended)

An ordinance amending Title 11 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws to require a landlord to provide notice prior to an increase in rent.


Section 1. That Title 11 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws to create a new Chapter 11.22 as follows:

Chapter 11.22 – Residential Landlord and Tenant Regulations

11.22.010 – Required notice for increases of residential rent

In the absence of a written rental agreement that requires sixty days or more written notice of an increase in residential rent, a landlord must provide a minimum of ninety days’ advance written notice of any increase in the amount of rent charged to a residential tenant.

Any proposed increase shall have no effect on any other term or condition of a written rental agreement. After proper notice has been given, any increase in rent may not become effective prior to the completion of the original lease term.

This provision shall not apply to any housing funded through any programs that are regulated by a division, department, agency, or branch of the federal, state, or metropolitan government.

This provision shall apply to all residential leases entered into on or after July 1, 2020.

Section 2. This Ordinance shall take effect from and after its adoption, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.


Kyonzté Toombs, Brandon Taylor, Russ Bradford, Sean Parker, Freddie O'Connell, Zulfat Suara, Colby Sledge, Erin Evans, Delishia Porterfield, Sandra Sepulveda

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Legislative History

IntroducedJanuary 21, 2020

Passed First ReadingJanuary 21, 2020

Referred toAffordable Housing Committee

Deferred to March 5, 2020February 4, 2020

Amended and Passed Second ReadingMarch 5, 2020

Deferred to April 7, 2020March 17, 2020

Deferred to April 21, 2020April 7, 2020

Passed Third ReadingApril 21, 2020

ApprovedApril 22, 2020

ByMayor Cooper's signature

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Last Modified: 05/11/2020 10:59 AM