What are the Georgia Landlord and Tenant Laws?


Are you a Tenant in the State of Georgia? Are you a Landlord? Are you a Homeowner looking to become a Landlord?

If any of the above questions apply to you, then you will find this article very informational.

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As a Tenant or Landlord, there are many rights and laws protecting both in the State of Georgia. It is very important that both parties are familiar with these rights and laws to be able to handle any future misunderstandings or disputes.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) offers a very good resource for Tenants to learn their housing rights. Please feel free to read and research the link provided.

The Georgia Department of Community Affairs also offers an excellent site that covers most frequently asked questions and concerns.

Program Description

This Handbook is designed to answer common residential landlord-tenant questions. The information in this Handbook does not apply to commercial or business leases. The answers contained in this Handbook are given in general terms and may not apply to your specific problem. While this publication can be helpful to both landlords and tenants, the handbook should not be a substitute for professional legal advice. This Handbook contains information on Georgia landlord-tenant law as of June 2012 and, as such, may not reflect the current status of Georgia law. Before relying on the information in this Handbook, the underlying law should be independently researched and analyzed in light of your specific problem and facts. The Landlord Tenant Handbook answers questions regarding:

The entire Landlord Tenant Handbook may be downloaded here or to request a copy to be mailed to you click here. You should receive the Landlord Tenant Handbook within 5 business days. Requests for more than one copy may be requested for $2.00 each.  Requests for multiple copies will be mailed when a check or money order, payable to DCA is received.  A check or money order may be mailed to:

GA Landlord Tenant Handbook
DCA/Office of Program and Public Affairs
60 Executive Park South NE
Atlanta, GA 30329

Contact Information

DCA does not provide legal advice regarding any Landlord Tenant issues. Such questions should be directed to an appropriate agency as provided above on this page. DCA is interested and values your comments regarding the Landlord Tenant Handbook webpage and the Landlord Tenant Handbook. Please give us your feedback regarding the Landlord Tenant Handbook web page and the Landlord Tenant Handbook by clicking here.

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This post is referencing the Georgia Landlord and Tenant rights and laws. Every State has similar rights and laws in place to protect the consumer. Please use this as an informational guide, but seek the guidance of a local REALTOR® in your area or consult an attorney for professional legal advice.

updated from a previous post in 2014.

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