Predatory practices by a property management company can take various forms, such as unfair lease terms, excessive fees, or failure to maintain safe and habitable living conditions. As a tenant, you have rights protected under Georgia law and possibly local ordinances.
No, a temporary administrator does not have the authority to determine who can live in the deceased's home or who needs to be evicted. This is because a temporary administrator is only appointed to manage the estate of the deceased until a permanent administrator or executor is appointed. The...View More
I recently broke up with my girlfriend, who has no job and pays nothing, but lives with me in my friend's house. She then abruptly revealed that she is pregnant, a child I do not want. She agreed at first and scheduled an appointment to have an abortion, but is now changing her mind, holding... View More
He is a couple of days behind on his room rent, so they have cut the power off to the room, saying he can remove his belongings, or pay. He intends on paying when he gets paid and has told them this. Is this legal?
In Georgia, the legality of a motel cutting off power to a room due to non-payment of rent can be complex and depends on various factors. If your friend has been living there for over three months, he may have some tenant rights, even if the motel doesn't qualify as an extended stay hotel....View More
landlords have the right to enter your home for reasonable purposes, such as to make repairs or to inspect the property. However, landlords must give you reasonable notice before entering your home, and they cannot enter your home without your consent if you are not home.
My landlord put my stuff outside. I’m the process my television was broken and a few pairs of shoes wher scuffed…the rent was due by the 5. This happened on the 6. Police where called a report was made. Today is the 9 and no eviction has been filed
Landlords are not allowed to self-evict their tenants. This means that landlords cannot simply put their tenants' belongings outside or change the locks without first obtaining a court order. If a landlord does self-evict a tenant, the tenant may be able to sue the landlord for damages.
He mailed in a letter and gave me the tracking number but it is lost in the mail. He said it was a certified letter. I want to take him to court over not getting my security deposit back within 30 days. He also said that the damage list was in it as well but he emailed me 40 days after our... View More
Yes, you may still have a case against your landlord for not returning your security deposit within 30 days. Georgia law requires landlords to return security deposits to tenants within 30 days of the lease termination date, minus any deductions for damages or unpaid rent.
In Georgia, if your tenant is consistently late on rent, you can choose not to offer them another payment option and wait until the rental period expires. If they haven't vacated by then, you can proceed with eviction for non-payment of rent. For personalized legal advice tailored to your...View More
I am living with my husband in two small children in a hotel i was paying daily then I started working here for a room for me and my family. I do not get paid I stay here for no cost i work 7 days a week. the manager has been messaging me making me feel kind of uncomfortable chose to ignore it... View More
I'm deeply concerned about your situation. Based on what you've described, it seems you may be facing potential labor and housing violations, as well as potential harassment. It is crucial to document all interactions, messages, and any incidents with the manager. The Fair Labor Standards...View More
In Georgia, if you paid a prorated rent for the days you occupied the apartment in September, typically you'd then owe a full month's rent for October starting on the 1st, unless your lease agreement states otherwise. Always review the terms of your lease agreement to understand the...View More
In Georgia, landlords can typically retain a security deposit for unpaid rent and damages that exceed normal wear and tear. If a tenant breaks a lease, the landlord can often deduct any unpaid rent from the deposit until a new tenant moves in. The landlord must return the remaining deposit or...View More
This tenant is violent and we have lost two tenants due to this tenant. The judge issued a writ to remove her on the same day of court because of her violent nature. However, the sheriff won't be available to evict her till Jan 4th 2024. We have two other tenants who feels unsafe. Can we have... View More
Unfortunately, you have to wait for the sheriff's office to complete an eviction. If you try to remove the tenants yourself, you will be liable to them for any damages incurred. Contact your county commissioners and state representatives to have them set legal deadlines for the sheriff's...View More
In Georgia, landlords are typically required to return the security deposit or provide an itemized list of damages within one month after the tenant moves out. If your landlord did not conduct a walk-through or provide a list of damages, but has already moved a new couple into the property and is...View More
In Georgia, landlords are not explicitly mandated by state law to provide the precise address of the financial institution where a tenant's security deposit is held. However, they are obliged to adhere to specific regulations governing security deposits. Landlords must deposit the security...View More
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... View More
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...View More
It depends on what you mean by condemn. If the property has been condemned because it is deemed a hazard to the community, your compensation would likely have to come from the landlord. If the property is being taken by the county through a condemnation proceeding where the county takes the...View More
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... View More
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.
I lost my grandparents around 3 years ago. My mother, also the executor of both estates (and bear in mind we have an extremely strained relationship), inherited almost everything while I ended up with the house. I have received a deed with clear title and it has been filed with the local superior... View More
If the estates are still open, your best bet would be to petition the probate court to have the items removed or have the estate pay you a storage fee. You could make a claim as a creditor. Since you are the legal owner, you technically have the right to have the remaining personal property removed...View More
Georgia, landlords are generally required to provide essential services, including working air conditioning, to tenants. If your central AC unit has been non-functional for over 30 days and the landlord has not made any effort to repair or provide an alternative solution, it may be considered a...View More
I had a recent falling out with my 3 other roommates. After the argument they set up a camera in the living room that points to the kitchen, and to my space of living (it’s also conjoined to the garage entry of the home). I noticed the camera hidden by plants to be out of sight. They did not tell... View More
In many states, including Georgia, it is generally illegal to conduct video or audio surveillance of someone in areas where they have a reasonable expectation of privacy, such as in their own living space. If your roommates set up a camera in the common living area or in a space that you use for...View More
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