Covington, GA asked in Contracts, Landlord - Tenant and Small Claims for Georgia

Q: How do I counter claim a retaliatory eviction for withholding rent due to recent flood and windows not working leaks in

1 Lawyer Answer
Paula J. Mcgill
Paula J. Mcgill
  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: If the landlord has filed a dispossessory, you file your answer and counterclaim at the same time.

The counterclaim would include any repairs you made, the decreased value of your lease, property loss, personal injuries (if any), mental distress, inconvenience, and for wrongful eviction. The governor just signed an anti-retaliation bill into law. Check to see when the new law goes into effect.

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