QUESTIONS FREQUENTLY ASKED

BY TENANTS AND LANDLORDS

EIGHTH EDITION
March 1998

This booklet was first prepared and published in November of 1985. This edition was made possible by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs through a contract with the Georgia Legal Services Program. The Department of Community Affairs especially acknowledges the previous efforts of those who originally developed this booklet and contributed to its prior revisions: The Georgia Housing and Finance Authority, Dennis Goldstein, Mustafa Aziz, Robert Shifalo, Kay Young, William Dawkins and the State of Georgia Department of Law.

Copyright 1998, All Rights Reserved

Reproduction is Not Prohibited



TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • Introduction

  • Rental Property Management and the Law

  • Leases and Rental Agreements

  • Lease Termination and Renewal

  • Security Deposits

  • Rent Payments

  • Repairs and Maintenance

  • Evictions and Dispossessions

  • Questions Asked About Fair Housing

  • Additional Resources



  • If you have questions related to Tenant-Landlord Law,
    please call the Tenant-Landlord Hotline at 404-463-1596 or 800-369-4706.

    You can request additional copies of this Handbook by writing the Hotline:
    GEORGIA LANDLORD-TENANT HOTLINE
    P.O. Box 1127
    Atlanta, Georgia 30301-1127
    404-463-1596 or 800-369-4706