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A Georgia residential lease agreement allows a landlord and tenant to enter into a binding agreement for the purposes of a residential tenancy arrangement. The landlord may require a credit application to be completed by the potential lessee (along with a non-refundable fee) to verify the applicant’s credentials to avoid a possible eviction down the road.
After approval, the parties will sign the lease agreement and the tenant will provide the landlord with a security deposit before granting access to the property.

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Forms (3)


Georgia Standard Residential Lease Agreement

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Georgia Assoc. of Realtors Lease Agreement

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Georgia Lease-Purchase Agreement

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Required Disclosure (Lease-Purchase Act): Adobe PDF



Security Deposit Laws

Maximum Amount ($) – There is no maximum security deposit amount mentioned in Georgia statutes.

Returning – Landlord has thirty (30) days to return the tenant’s security deposit (§ 44-7-34).

Required Disclosures

Identification – The names and addresses of the owner of the property (or their representative acting on their behalf) and the person authorized to manage the property must be disclosed before the commencement of the tenancy (§ 44-7-3).

Damages – Landlord must provide a comprehensive list of all existing damage to the property before accepting a security deposit (§ 44-7-33).

Flooding – Landlord must provide a written disclosure to tenant if the property has flooded three (3) times (or more) in the past five (5) years (§ 44-7-20).

Lead-Based Paint – Landlords renting property built before January 1, 1978, must provide this lead-based paint disclosure to any prospective tenant.

Rent Grace Period

Georgia law does not mention a rent grace period nor any late fees associated with late payment of rent. It is up to the landlord and tenant to negotiate such terms before the signing of a lease agreement.

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