Ellenwood, GA asked in Landlord - Tenant for Georgia

Q: Can a landlord evict you or not renew lease for calling code enforcement and calling maintenance for multiple issues?

My landlord is retaliating because of the bbb complaint, code enforcement having to making them get me a new stove that didn’t work and cut the grass as they hadn’t before I moved in. He did state that he would give deposit back but it’s so hard to find a place to stay right now and I feel that this is illegal and inconveniencing me. He still states it’s not optional and I have to leave in 30 days or he’ll start the eviction process

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

A: You may be protected if there isn't an early termination provision in the lease or if you are not at the end of your lease.

Georgia does not have a for cause statute that requires the landlord to renew the lease, except for cause.

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