Cover page. Document Information [Table] Document Information [Table] Legal Entity [Axis] Legal Entity [Axis] Entity [Domain] Entity [Domain] CBL & Associates Limited Partnership CBL & Associates Limited Partnership [Member] CBL & Associates Limited Partnership [Member] Class of Stock [Axis] Class of Stock [Axis] Class of Stock [Domain] Class of Stock [Domain] Common Stock, $0.01 par value Common Class A [Member] 7.375% Series D Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock, $0.01 par value 7.375% Series D Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock, $0.01 par value [Member] 7.375% Series D Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock, $0.01 par value [Member] 6.625% Series E Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock, $0.01 par value 6.625% Series E Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock, $0.01 par value [Member] 6.625% Series E Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock, $0.01 par value [Member] Document Information [Line Items] Document Information [Line Items] Entity Central Index Key Entity Central Index Key Amendment Flag Amendment Flag Document Type Document Type Document Period End Date Document Period End Date Entity Registrant Name Entity Registrant Name Entity Incorporation, State or Country Code Entity Incorporation, State or Country Code Entity File Number Entity File Number Entity Tax Identification Number Entity Tax Identification Number Entity Address, Address Line One Entity Address, Address Line One Entity Address, City or Town Entity Address, City or Town Entity Address, State or Province Entity Address, State or Province Entity Address, Postal Zip Code Entity Address, Postal Zip Code City Area Code City Area Code Local Phone Number Local Phone Number Written Communications Written Communications Soliciting Material Soliciting Material Pre-commencement Tender Offer Pre-commencement Tender Offer Pre-commencement Issuer Tender Offer Pre-commencement Issuer Tender Offer Title of 12(b) Security Title of 12(b) Security Trading Symbol Trading Symbol Security Exchange Name Security Exchange Name Entity Emerging Growth Company Entity Emerging Growth Company