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- GA Residential Lease Agreement: Download a Free Template
- View Sample PDF
- GA Landlord and Tenant Laws
1. Download a Free GA Residential Lease Agreement
All states are mandated by Federal law to contain certain disclosures in their Rental/Lease Agreements. For example, all Lease/Rental Agreements should contain:
- the identifying details of both the landlord and tenant,
- the address of the premises,
- pet allowances and prohibitions,
- disclosures regarding health and lead based hazards,
- security deposit specifics
States will often differ on their rental and leasing requirements, so it is important you familiarize yourself with your state’s specificities and nuances. Some states may impose stricter landlord right of entry laws, while others may allow for uncapped security deposit requests.
By familiarizing yourself with your state’s specific requirements, you will ensure your Lease/Rental Agreement is more comprehensive and protective of your legal and financial rights.
Select the appropriate state where your Lease/Rental Agreement is to be executed to learn about important requirements and differences.
2. Georgia Residential Lease Agreement Sample PDF
The sample lease agreement below describes a contract between “Landlord” Harry Peterson and “Tenant” Selena Smith. She agrees to rent a townhouse in Atlanta for $900.00 per month beginning on June 01, 2017 and continuing on a month-by-month basis. The tenant agrees to pay for all utilities and services for the Premises.
This is a good example of what provisions a simple lease agreement might contain, and how one should look in its final form.Georgia Lease-Rental Agreement
3. Georgia Landlord and Tenant Laws
Georgia imposes specific and distinct requirements for landlords and tenants when executing a Lease/Rental Agreement. For example, Georgia law (clarified in the Georgia Landlord Tenant Handbook) provides:
- A landlord is not restricted in the amount they may require from the tenant for the security deposit. (No statute)
Landlord Right of Entry:
- Georgia law only recommends that a landlord give notice before entering a property, but it is not required. (Landlord-Tenant Handbook, p. 13)
Additionally, Georgia law requires:
- A move-in or rental inspection checklist to be given to the tenant, outlining pre-existing damages. (O.C.G.A. § 44-7-34)
Further Contact Details:
- A landlord disclosure in writing of the names and addresses of the owner or owner’s authorized agent for service of process. (O.C.G.A. § 44-7-3)