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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

person

authorized

to

manage

the

operty.

If

after

signing

theease,

there

is

a

change

in

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

Secretary

of

State’s

website

a http://sos.georgia.gov/corporations/.

If

you

were

not

given

the

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

landlord.

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

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