Part 1 General Provisions 62-6-101 – 62-6-139
Part 3 Tennessee Home Inspector License Act of 2005 62-6-301 – 62-6-308
Part 4 Limited Licensed Plumbers’ Act of 2004 62-6-401 – 62-6-416
Part 5 Home Improvement Contractors 62-6-501 – 62-6-521
Part 6 Residential Roofing Services 62-6-601 – 62-6-606

Terms Used In Tennessee Code > Title 62 > Chapter 6

  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Agent: means any officer, director, owner, employee, contractor or any other person authorized to act on behalf of a residential roofing services provider. See Tennessee Code 62-6-601
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Bankruptcy: Refers to statutes and judicial proceedings involving persons or businesses that cannot pay their debts and seek the assistance of the court in getting a fresh start. Under the protection of the bankruptcy court, debtors may discharge their debts, perhaps by paying a portion of each debt. Bankruptcy judges preside over these proceedings.
  • Board: means the state board for licensing contractors pursuant to §. See Tennessee Code 62-6-402
  • Board: means the state board for licensing contractors. See Tennessee Code 62-6-501
  • Board: means the state board for licensing contractors created pursuant to §. See Tennessee Code 62-6-102
  • Client: means any person who hires or seeks to hire a home inspector to obtain a home inspection or home inspection report. See Tennessee Code 62-6-302
  • Code: includes the Tennessee Code and all amendments and revisions to the code and all additions and supplements to the code. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Commissioner: means the commissioner of commerce and insurance or the commissioner's designee. See Tennessee Code 62-6-302
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Contract: means a contract in this state between a person and a residential roofing services provider for the provision of goods or services related to the repair or replacement of a roof system the costs of which the residential roofing services provider represents are to be paid, or are likely to be paid, in whole or in part, from the proceeds of a property and casualty insurance policy. See Tennessee Code 62-6-601
  • Contracting: means any person or entity that performs or causes to be performed any of the activities defined in subdivision (4)(A) or (7). See Tennessee Code 62-6-102
  • Contractor: includes , but is not limited to, a prime contractor, electrical contractor, electrical subcontractor, mechanical contractor, mechanical subcontractor, plumbing contractor and plumbing subcontractor, masonry contractor, and roofing subcontractor where the total cost of the roofing portion of the construction project is twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) or more. See Tennessee Code 62-6-102
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Emergency repairs: means goods or services provided for the purpose of making urgent and necessary repairs to the roof system of residential real estate if, without such repairs, damage to the residential real estate would occur. See Tennessee Code 62-6-601
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fixtures: includes , but is not limited to, toilets, sinks, tubs, whirlpool tubs, hot tubs and any faucets or water supply lines used in conjunction with the fixtures. See Tennessee Code 62-6-402
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • General maintenance work: means installing home appliances and making minor repairs to home appliances and kitchen and bathroom fixtures where the labor cost related to the installation or minor repairs does not exceed five hundred dollars ($500). See Tennessee Code 62-6-402
  • Guarantor: A party who agrees to be responsible for the payment of another party's debts should that party default. Source: OCC
  • Highway: includes public bridges and may be held equivalent to the words "county way" "county road" or "state road". See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Home appliances: means any appliance using water or connected to a water line, including, but not limited to, water heaters, dishwashers, garbage disposals, washers, icemakers and other similar appliances. See Tennessee Code 62-6-402
  • home improvement: includes the installation of central heating or air conditioning systems, storm windows or awnings. See Tennessee Code 62-6-501
  • Home improvement contract: means an agreement between a contractor and an owner for the performance of home improvement, and includes all labor, services and materials to be furnished and performed under the agreement. See Tennessee Code 62-6-501
  • Home improvement contractor: means any person, other than a bona fide employee of the owner, who undertakes or offers to undertake or agrees to perform any home improvement for the owner, whether or not the person is licensed or subject to the licensing requirements of this chapter. See Tennessee Code 62-6-501
  • Home inspection: means a visual analysis for the purpose of providing a professional opinion of the condition of a residential building, ancillary buildings, any reasonably accessible installed components and the operation of the building's systems, including any controls normally operated by the owner of the building, for the following components:

    • (i) Heating systems. See Tennessee Code 62-6-302

    • Home inspection report: means a legibly written document prepared for compensation and issued after a home inspection. See Tennessee Code 62-6-302
    • Home inspector: means any person who is licensed under this part as a home inspector and who engages in the business of performing home inspections and writing home inspection reports. See Tennessee Code 62-6-302
    • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
    • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
    • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
    • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
    • Licensed masonry contractor: means a contractor who builds structures from individual units of brick, stone, or concrete and glass block laid in and bound together by mortar, where the total cost of the masonry portion of the construction project exceeds one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000), materials and labor, and who is required to obtain a license as a licensed masonry contractor by the board. See Tennessee Code 62-6-102
    • Licensee: means a person licensed to engage in the home improvement business under this part. See Tennessee Code 62-6-501
    • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
    • Limited licensed electrician: means any person or entity that performs any electrical work that has a total cost of less than twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) and that is required to be registered under §. See Tennessee Code 62-6-102
    • Limited licensed plumber: means any person who performs any plumbing work that has a total cost of less than twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) and who is required to be registered under this part. See Tennessee Code 62-6-402
    • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
    • Minor: means any person who has not attained eighteen (18) years of age. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
    • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
    • Month: means a calendar month. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
    • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
    • Mortgage loan: A loan made by a lender to a borrower for the financing of real property. Source: OCC
    • normal architectural and engineering services: means :

      • (i) The preparation of bids, proposals, plans, specifications or other contract documents or the evaluation of contractors, subcontractors or suppliers. See Tennessee Code 62-6-102

      • Oath: includes affirmation. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
      • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
      • Owner: means any homeowner, tenant or any other person who orders, contracts for or purchases the home improvement services of a contractor or the person entitled to the performance of the work of a contractor pursuant to a home improvement contract. See Tennessee Code 62-6-501
      • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
      • Person: includes a corporation, firm, company or association. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
      • Person: includes an individual, partnership, corporation, trust, association, owner, contractor, salesperson or any other legal entity. See Tennessee Code 62-6-501
      • Person: means an individual or entity. See Tennessee Code 62-6-601
      • Plumbing work: means the construction, alteration, repair, improvement, movement, demolition, putting up, tearing down or furnishing of labor to install material or equipment within any residential or commercial building of all piping, fixtures and appliances for the supply of gas, water, liquids or disposal of waste water or sewage. See Tennessee Code 62-6-402
      • Power of attorney: A written instrument which authorizes one person to act as another's agent or attorney. The power of attorney may be for a definite, specific act, or it may be general in nature. The terms of the written power of attorney may specify when it will expire. If not, the power of attorney usually expires when the person granting it dies. Source: OCC
      • Property: includes both personal and real property. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
      • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
      • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
      • Record: means information that is inscribed on a tangible medium or that is stored in an electronic or other medium and is retrievable in a perceivable form. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
      • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
      • Reporter: Makes a record of court proceedings and prepares a transcript, and also publishes the court's opinions or decisions (in the courts of appeals).
      • Representative: when applied to those who represent a decedent, includes executors and administrators, unless the context implies heirs and distributees. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
      • Residential building: means a structure that is intended to be or is in fact used as a residence consisting of from one (1) to four (4) family dwelling units. See Tennessee Code 62-6-302
      • Residential contractor: means one whose services are limited to construction, remodelling, repair or improvement of one (1), two (2), three (3) or four (4) family unit residences not exceeding three (3) stories in height and accessory use structures in connection with the residences. See Tennessee Code 62-6-102
      • Residential real estate: means a new or existing building constructed for habitation by one to four (1-4) families, and includes the building's garage, even if the garage is detached from such building. See Tennessee Code 62-6-601
      • Road: includes public bridges and may be held equivalent to the words "county way" "county road" or "state road". See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
      • Roof system: means a roof covering, roof sheathing, roof weatherproofing, roof framing, roof ventilation system, or insulation for residential real estate. See Tennessee Code 62-6-601
      • Roofing work: means the act of removing, installing, repairing or otherwise maintaining any covering to any at- or above-grade structure for the purpose of providing weather proof protection or ornamental enhancement to such structure. See Tennessee Code 62-6-102
      • Savings and loan association: includes a building and loan association, a federal or state savings and loan association, a federal savings bank, and any other financial institution, the accounts of which are insured by the federal savings and loan insurance corporation (FSLIC) or any successor of such corporation. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
      • signed: includes a mark, the name being written near the mark and witnessed, or any other symbol or methodology executed or adopted by a party with intention to authenticate a writing or record, regardless of being witnessed. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
      • State: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
      • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
      • Subcontractor: means any person other than a materialman or laborer who enters into a contract with a contractor for the performance of any part of the contractor's contract or who enters into a contract with any subcontractor for the performance of any part of the subcontractor's contract and who does not perform work other than as a subcontractor. See Tennessee Code 62-6-501
      • Tort: A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person, as outlined by law. A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident.
      • United States: includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
      • written: includes printing, typewriting, engraving, lithography, and any other mode of representing words and letters. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
      • Year: means a calendar year, unless otherwise expressed. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105