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Q: Landlady reneged on signed agreement allowing me to stay on a month to month basis and instead gave me move out date.

My landlady and I recently signed an agreement that included a rent increase and permitted me to stay on a month to month basis. She wanted me to sign a year lease, which I refused because there are repairs that need to be taken care of, including a major repair to avoid further flooding in the... View More

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Q: Landlady reneged on signed agreement allowing me to stay on a month to month basis and instead gave me move out date.

My landlady and I recently signed an agreement that included a rent increase and permitted me to stay on a month to month basis. She wanted me to sign a year lease, which I refused because there are repairs that need to be taken care of, including a major repair to avoid further flooding in the... View More

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Q: Could you please let me know if I'm still responsible for paying rent if my landlord breaches lease due to not fixing

"Could you please let me know if I'm still responsible for paying rent if my landlord breaches our contract, and we decide to terminate the lease? She's reimbursing me for all the rent I've already paid. I’m just still looking for a place. My lawyer sent her a notice to fix... View More

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Q: My landlord has had the pest control people take pictures of the inside of my home without our permission.

Recently our landlord is threatening to not renew our lease based upon verbal and photographic reports given to her by the pest control company that sprays the home. Her reason is that she does not agree with the amount of clutter we keep inside of the home. My concern is that I feel like my rights... View More

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Q: Early Termination by Tenant clause - Explanation needed.

We have the Early Termination by Tenant clause in our rental lease. Our lease ends on May 31st 2024. We gave notice on December 29th 2023. How much do we pay? Is it 35% after we gave notice (which is 35% from Jan to May rent) or 35% of the months rent after we vacate ((which is 35% from Mar to May... View More

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answered on Feb 15, 2024

The early termination clause in your Georgia lease agreement specifies that upon early termination, the tenant is required to pay 35% of the sum of the rental payments remaining for the current lease term. The ambiguity arises from whether this calculation should start from the date notice was... View More

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Q: Is a tenant responsible for fixing septic system
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Q: Lived in house for 10 years that belongs to my mother and put $15,000 in repairs and now she has evicted never paid rent

Never had a rental agreement or paid rent she left 60 day notice and filed for eviction and won because she said she was selling it what do I do do I have options I have to be out by the 12th of feb

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answered on Feb 3, 2024

As far as the eviction goes, if your 7-day right to appeal has expired, there is not much you can do about that. Regarding the property itself, you may have some claim to the sales proceeds. It will depend on whether your mother had a will and whether she named you as a beneficiary. If your mother... View More

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Q: I’ve been in my apartment for about 8 years and I have been constantly asking for new doors cabinets and now my furnace

Is not working been a week now what options do I have

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answered on Feb 1, 2024

In Georgia, tenants have rights regarding the habitability of their rental units. If you've been experiencing issues with your apartment, such as faulty doors, cabinets, or a malfunctioning furnace, you have several options. First, you should notify your landlord or property management company... View More

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Q: A house I was renting in GA was heavily damaged by an electrical fire on 2/6/21. Is it to late to file a property claim?

I informed the landlord of an issue with the breaker box popping and outlets not working a month before the fire destroyed the house.

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Q: Can I leave a lease that isn’t in effect?

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I signed a lease that does not go into effect until August 2024 (writing this in January 2024), and I am looking to remove my name from the lease and get this security deposit returned. They state that the “tenant does not have the right to an early termination” but does this... View More

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Q: I answered an eviction. We haven't been to court yet. I live in home. Landlord threatens abandonment is this legal (GA)?

My landlord filed eviction a few months ago and I answered the dispossessory in 7 days. The court notified that my answer was received. A court date has not been given as of yesterday. Now, this past few days, landlord placed a notice of abandonment on my door stating if she did not hear from me by... View More

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Q: 60 day vacate, since lease ran out 5ths back, no problem but 3wks later a writ of possession hand delivered by landlord,

i understand i was month to month so if they didn’t want me to rent i had no problem would have been out within the 60 days i never complained but they did the writ without me even knowing, very tricky but obviously planned,:so never knew till he call and said he had a present for me he was at... View More

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Q: Can an apartment force you to use an internet provider and add the cost of service to your rent if you dont use it?

I currently have AT&T. Our apartment is telling us we have to cancel our contract with AT&T and only use their bulk comcast service from this point forward. I thought this was a violation of FCC rulings. When I questioned the office about it they said that is the rules of sign the renewal.... View More

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Q: Is it legal to charge late fees when I have no physical or electronic ability to provide my rent?

I am a tenant whose lease recently changed hands to a new owner. The new property owner has not yet set up a system for me to pay my rent. When I called about this, they informed me that I would receive late fees every four days that I don't pay my rent, but they cannot provide me any physical... View More

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Q: Do I Have to Pay Rent For Month In Question If Landlord’s Warrant of Dispossessory Was Denied and Dismissed In Court?

I paid December’s rent, but on 12/14/23, my former friend/landlord (whom I paid rent to since June ‘23) gave me a 30 day notice to vacate, not a problem except I asked her for the GA mandatory 60 days notice which she refused to grant. 1/1/24 she calls me, after I attempted to pay rent for... View More

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Q: Rental property next door is being used for drug trafficking and I want the owner to evict criminal tenants

My next-door neighbor was arrested for drug trafficking and the residence has been under surveillance for the past 6 months. Last week, several police cars, the SWAT team, and detectives showed up with a search warrant. They confiscated evidence and arrested him. He is being held without bail and... View More

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Joel Gary Selik
answered on Jan 22, 2024

While the owner may not be required to evict the tenants, the landlord could be sued for maintaining a nuisance. Additionally, if the landlord continues to rent to the criminals, the landlord could face criminal prosecution.

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