Is there a limit on the number of persons who can reside in a one-bedroom apartment?
Georgia law does not regulatethe number of persons who cn reside in rental housing.
universities or colleges have established oc upancy limits. The landlord can choose to limit the
number of persons who can live i the rental unit and this shoul be stated in the lease. Any
occupancy limit should be based on the number o bedrooms, the age of the occupants, and the
physical layout of the unit. Generally, an occpancy policy of two personsin each bedroom is
considered reasonable. However, any occupancy limit set by the landlord must not discriminate
against families with children.
What information can a landlord request on an application? Can landlords charge an application fee?
Yes, a landlord can charge an application fee.This fee is usuallynot refundable if the
application is denied. Georga law does not limit the infor tion a landlord can request from
social security number, current landlord’sname; address and phone number, employer’s name;
address and telephone number, ap licant's job title and annual i come, employment information
going back five years, relativ references, identity of nearestrelative, and consent for both a
about you to your prospective landlord without your consent.
I am considering renting an apartment that requires that I purchase “Renter’s Insurance.” What is rental insurance and why would I need it?
It is likely you have valuable personal items, which would be expensive to replace if they
were stolen or damaged. A rener’s insurance policy will compensate the tenant for the damage
or loss of personal property such as furniture,electronics, clothing, and other items you use each
day. Typical policies will compensate you for items damaged or loss due to fire, theft, or water.
The details depend on the policy you purchase.Your landlord shouldhave insurance on the