New York, NY asked in Landlord - Tenant and Tax Law for Georgia

Q: I am in a rent-to-own in Georgia and my landlord has asked me to pay property taxes. How should I handle this?

We are 6 months into the rent-to-own contract and property taxes is not something that was previously mentioned as our responsibility. Additionally, we were only told about it needingnto be paid 4 days before the taxes are due in our respective county.

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

A: If it is not in the lease, you don't have to pay.

The best way to shut the conversation down is to ask the landlord where in the lease it requires you to pay taxes.

If he can't point to it, tell him, then you don't have to pay it.

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