When should the tenant be shown the apartment they will be renting?
Some landlords will show potential tenants amodel unit and tell them the unit they rent
will look like the model. The tenant should insison seeing the actual apartment they will be
renting before signing a lease. A tenant sho d not sign a lease beforeinspecting the unit they
will be renting.
The resident manager of my apartment complex refuses to provide me with the name and address of the property owner. How can I find out the name and address of the property owner?
Georgia law (O.C.G.A. § 44-7-3) requires that when the lease is signed the tenant be
given the name and address of the property ner or his authorized agent for purposes of
receiving legally required notices. The tenant hould also be given the name and address of the
designated individuals or their address, the landlord should give notice to the tenant within thirty
days of the change. Such notice may be sento each individual tenant or posted in an obvious
place such as the complex office or the communitybulletin board. You may be able to find the
owner of the property or the designated agent fr service through the internet using the Georgia
required information when you signed the lease, the person who signed the lease for the landlord
becomes the agent of the landlord for receivinnotice, and performing the obligations of the
After I signed the lease with my landlord, he gave me a two page list of “House Rules.” I have not moved into the unit yet. Do I have to follow these rules?
You need to read your lease. It is likely that your leae contains language in which you
agreed to follow the landlord’s House Rules Depending on the language your lease, if you
violate a House Rule, your landlord could terminate your lease and file action to evict you. Most