Georgia Rental Lease Agreement Templates | PDF

Georgia lease agreements are between a landlord and tenant to create a legally binding rental contract. The tenant occupies the property and pays a monthly rent amount on the 1st of each month. The landlord will commonly protect themselves by requiring the tenant to complete a rental application so they can confirm their income.

Rent Grace Period – There is no statute regarding when rent is due. Therefore, rent is due at the time and place mentioned in the lease.


Georgia Lease Agreements

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The Georgia standard residential lease agreement is a rental contract signed by a tenant and a landlord to allows the former to rent the latter’s property for a term of one (1) year in exchange for monthly payments. The terms and conditions relayed within the form cover the cost of rent, the payment of utilities, late payments, and the rights and responsibilities of both parties. It is recommended that the landlord ask any potential tenant to fill out a rental application…


The Georgia notice to pay or quit is a simple warning that provides a tenant with a breakdown of the total cost of unpaid rent as well as the number of days the individual has to rectify the situation before the landlord must proceed with the eviction process. Generally speaking, a landlord will provide a few verbal or written warnings prior to the notice to pay or quit to ensure that the tenant is aware of the unpaid rent. If the…


A Georgia commercial lease agreement is a document employed by property owners looking to lease their commercial space (industrial, retail, office) to business tenants. Due to the fact that commercial lease agreements usually span over longer terms than a residential lease (three-five years instead of one), it is recommended that the landlord research their potential tenants by submitting their information into the Georgia State Business Search portal and by having the business owners and all executives complete a rental application….


The Georgia rental application is the key to ensuring a property owner is leased to a trustworthy and honest tenant. Once the form is complete, the landlord will then have access to the applying tenant’s criminal, employment, previous rental, and credit information. This review will help make a safe and smart decision about who lives on and rents the property. It is also suggested that the landlord ask for a security deposit from the tenant at the beginning of the…


The Georgia Month-to-Month lease agreement is designed for individuals who are unsure of how long they’ll stay at a particular location and are looking for flexibility in their lease. The fact that the lease has no set termination date but instead renews each month with rent payment enables both parties to get out of the agreement in an expedient manner if necessary (sixty days’ notice from the landlord is required to quit and thirty for the tenant). The form will…


The Georgia Sublease Agreement is a common form among college students and individuals who are not able to rent residential space on their own. The original tenant of a rental property, called the sublessor, forms an agreement with an individual (the sublessee) to rent some or all of their space. All of the liability falls on the sublessor, meaning if the sublessee does not make monthly payments or damages the property in any way, the sublessor has to compensate the…


Flooding Information (§ 44-7-20) – *Only to be disclosed when the property has been flooded more than three (3) times in the previous five (5) years.

Identify (§ 44-7-3) – The landlord must identify the persons authorized to manage the premises and if the details change during the course of the term, the owner has thirty (30) days to notify the tenant.

Lead-Based Paint – Required by Federal law to be distributed to a tenant leasing any residential unit that was built prior to 1978 as it may contain traces of lead-based paint.

Move-in Checklist (§ 44-7-33) – The landlord must supply the tenant with the move-in checklist before accepting a security deposit.


Maximum – The landlord may demand as much as they see fit as a security deposit. However, it is uncommon that the amount exceeds two (2) months’ rent.

Returning (§ 44-7-34) – The landlord must return the entirety of the security deposit, if no damage to the premises was recorded, within thirty (30) days of the lease termination.


There is no current Statute that requires the landlord to give notice to the tenant prior to entering the property. With that said, in order to maintain a strong landlord-tenant relationship, it is recommended that the property owner/manager provide at least one (1) day’s notice.


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