Georgia Rental Agreement Templates

Georgia lease agreements establish the terms and conditions of a tenant renting a property from a landlord for monthly payment. The most common lease term is one (1) year but can be any set period decided by the parties. Other terms include the responsibility of utilities and services (e.g. internet, water/sewer, electricity, etc) and other rights to the property (e.g. parking, pets, etc.). Once signed, the agreement becomes legally binding until the end of the term.

Georgia Residential Lease Agreement

The Georgia residential lease agreement (“rental agreement”) is a written contract for the exchange of the temporary use of the residential property for regular, periodic payments (“rent”). The parties involved in the agreement are known as the landlord (“lessor”) and the tenant (“lessee”). 

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Georgia Month-to-Month Rental Agreement

Georgia month to month lease agreement is for tenants that want to lease a residential unit on a temporary basis without having to commit to a fixed-term agreement. The lease works much like a standard lease agreement except that the tenant or landlord may change the terms or terminate the arrangement anytime (see minimum termination notice below). The landlord should have the tenant complete a rental application form and should obtain a security deposit to ensure the tenant is serious about the agreement.

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Georgia Rental Application Form

The Georgia rental application form is used by landlords to screen prospective tenants. It can help them choose the best tenant from their application pool to rent a property, as it gives them access to criminal and credit history. The application is submitted prior to writing a lease. 

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Georgia Roommate Agreement

Georgia roommate agreement should be filled out and signed when two or more people decide to live together in a residential dwelling. Having roommates can be beneficial in that the financial burden is distributed amongst a number of individuals; however, since responsibilities will also be shared, it’s a good idea to put the arrangement in writing. Rent amount, security deposit, utilities, chores, and household purchases are a number of terms that should be outlined in the roommate agreement. In addition to these topics, there will also be an opportunity to include any extensions or restrictions that are situation-specific. For example, there may be a study-time rule in effect for students or a schedule for shared amenities. By covering all the nuances of cohabitation in a legal contract, all roommates can enjoy a certain feeling of security.

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Georgia Commercial Lease Agreement 

The Georgia commercial lease agreement is a written contract between a landlord and a business. The lease allows the business to rent commercial spaces such as office space, retail stores, or warehouses in exchange for rent. This type of contract is often more complicated than a residential lease agreement.

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Georgia Disclosures

Flood Disclosure (§ 44-7-20) – If there has been flooding three (3) or more times in the last five (5) years it must be made aware to the tenant prior to move-in.

Identification (§ 44-7-3) – Landlord must make information about all managers/individuals/agents allowed to be on the property aware to the tenant.

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.

Georgia Security Deposits

Maximum – No State cap. The landlord may request as much as desired.

Returning (§ 44-7-34) – The landlord must give the deposit back to the tenant within one (1) month of the termination date.

These resources are for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. Landlords and Tenants are encouraged to seek specific legal advice for any of the issues as found in this blog.

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