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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Georgia on
Q: I broke my lease, but the lease did not say that I had to pay 2 months rent.
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Anitra Walker answered on Sep 17, 2019

Normally, there is a penalty for breaking a lease. My suggestion is to consult with an attorney and have them review your lease to determine whether you are responsible. They will have specific questions regarding your reason for breaking the lease such as, "are you on active duty... Read more »

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Q: How do I stop a garnishment of pay
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Anitra Walker answered on Sep 16, 2019

There are a few ways to stop a garnishment. First, if you are the defendant, you may have adequate grounds to file a defendant's claim form. This must be done within 20 days after the garnishee (generally the bank or employer) files their answer to the garnishment. Filing bankruptcy is... Read more »

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Q: I co-signed with my son 26 years ago for a wireless phone service. His account is in collection. Am I still liable?

I live in Georgia.

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Anitra Walker answered on Sep 16, 2019

Generally, a co-signer is jointly and severally liable on an obligation. Therefore the creditor can pursue you, your son, or both of you for the debt. In this case, the statute of limitations is the timeframe in which the creditor would be able to bring an actual lawsuit against you and/or your... Read more »

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Q: landlord claiming that part of security deposit is for first time movers fee but not shown on lease.

Our lease says entire 515 is for deposit and refundable but landlord says portion was for first time movers fee and non deductible.

We should get the entire refund based on the lease correct?

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Anitra Walker answered on Sep 13, 2019

The landlord can keep the security deposit (or a portion of the deposit) to cover damages which occurred as a result of your time in the property. These damages must be more than the normal wear and tear that naturally occur. The landlord can also keep the deposit to cover any unpaid rent, late... Read more »

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