Knoxville, TN asked in Landlord - Tenant for Georgia

Q: Old apartment complex states I didn't give 60 day notice so I owe additional money.

- In July, I applied for an apartment for 6 month lease + emailed manager explicitly stating I'll sign from August - Feb 15th, but move out early Feb 1st to a different state and lose half month rent. Signed electronic lease

- January 10th comes and I email asking about what to do when I move out February 1st. Move out Feb 1st and pay the 750 for Feb 1 -15th to finish the month and lease.

- End of Feb, I get emails saying I owe money to them. So I call, front desk answers and talks to manager and states the manager says ignore it.

- March, I question where my refund is and call. Manager says I owe an additional 900 to pay rent up until March 10th for no 60 day notice. States she left a note at my door (when I requested emails for notices) that I owe money.

I have in email and screen shot that I want a 6 month lease until Feb 15th, need the apartment until February 1st with that same manager. Is that not enough to be considered a 60 day notice? Is this worth fighting?

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

A: I assume the rental was going n Georgia.

Look at your lease in the "notice" section. It states the type of notices that are acceptable. If e-mails to the person who you sent the notice is in that section, you shouldn't owe anything.

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