Brunswick, GA asked in Landlord - Tenant for Georgia

Q: My landlord went to court and filed a Dispossessary against one of my roommate's and it included the phrase "all others"

What exactly does it mean? Also, my mother and I were not served, so I cannot understand how she was legally able to file the warrent in the first place. Both my mother and I have paid all of our rent up-to-date, and my landlord has repeatedly turned off the power l,the water, and she has repeatedly turned off the internet from the outside line numerous times, and she has also denied us use of the rest of the house by locking us out of the rest of it as well.

Could you please help me find the right help as soon as possible because we only have six days left to file an answer, and my mother is elderly, and we are both disabled too.

Thank you so much

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1 Lawyer Answer
Ellaretha Coleman
Ellaretha Coleman
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: Unless there are separate leases for each of the occupants, a dispossessory against all others or all residents will be effective against all occupants of the residence. For dispossessory actions, the only service required is tacking the notice on the door. No personal service is required.

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