Georgia Standard Residential Lease Agreement Template
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 so that they can view the applying tenant’s criminal, employment, credit, and rental history in order to gain a good perspective on the tenant’s trustworthiness and character.
Laws – Chapter 7 – Landlord and Tenant
Required Disclosures (4)
Flood Disclosure (§ 44-7-20) – If there has been flooding three (3) or more times in the last five (5) years, it must be disclosed to the tenant.
Identification (§ 44-7-3) – The landlord must provide information concerning all managers/agents allowed to be on the property.
Move-in/Move-out Inspection Form (§ 44-7-33) – Upon the landlord’s acceptance of the Security Deposit, they must give a list of all prior damage on the premises.
Lead-Based Paint Disclosure – Per federal law if the residential dwelling was built prior to 1978 this document must be attached to the rental contract.