What happens at the end of the lease?
Depending on the language of the lease, thlease terminates, extends, or renews at the
end of the lease term. The lease terminates if tere is not a renewal or an extension. Once the
lease terminates, the landlord may seek possession of the rental property from the tenant.
Language in a lease that lengthens the tenancy for an additional period under the same
usually no need for a new lease to be signed. The lease may provide for an automatic extension
at the end of the current lease unless the tenant gives notice that they do not wish to extend the
lease. Under such a lease provision, the tenant who fails to notify the landlord that they will not
be extending could end up obligated for another lease term
Language in a lease that states that the tenancy can be extended at the end of the current
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language that gives the tenant anoption to renew the lease. Und r such a lease term, the tenant
must give the landlord written notice of her intetion to renew the lease. If the tenant does not
timely renew the lease, the landlord will treat the lease as terminated on the expiration of the
Does a tenant have rights when there is not a written lease?
A tenant who occupies rental propewith the landlord's consent and makes rent
payments without a written lease is a "tenant--will." Georgia landlord tenant laws, including
eviction laws and security deposits laws, still apply. A tenant-at-will has the right to occupy and
use the rented property according to the agreemet between the landlord and the tenant. When
the lease does not state when the tenancy will end, as usually happens when there is not a written
lease, Georgia law (O.C.G.A. §44-7-7) specifies the notice the landlord must give to terminate or