Atlanta, GA asked in Landlord - Tenant for Georgia

Q: Do sherif need to provide a document letting you know when they are come to take out your stuff and can the point their

Sheriff's came around 9 am to evict us we were all asleep since my son and son in law got home from work the sheriff's were banging on the door so they came in and they went to my sons room and pointed the gun on him and the only paper that was shown to me was an application to execute writ of possession file by the landlord

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A: No. When it reaches the stage that it becomes necessary for sheriffs to actually serve a writ of possession, the sheriffs are not required to schedule an appointment with the tenants in advance. At that point it is the sheriff’s duty to immediately and forcibly remove the tenants from the premises. Usually tenants have several days from when the eviction order is entered to pack up their stuff and peaceably leave the premises before a writ of possession can be issued. So tenants have had an ample opportunity to remove their stuff and themselves long before sheriffs show up with a writ of possession.

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