will be enforced if the damage caused by the terination is difficult to estimate and the agreed
amount is a reasonable estimate of t ndlord’s loss and the expenses caused by the
termination. The early termination fee should no be so high that it penalty for terminating. In
the alternative, some leases may not allow for anearly termination and may require the tenant to
pay the rent for the months that remain under the terminated lease.
My tenant has a one year lease but moved out after six months. Can I sue my tenant for rent due for the remaining six months?
The general rule in Georgia is that if a nant abandons rental property, before the lease
expires, the landlord is not required to mitigate damages by re-letting the apartment.
landlord can allow the abandoned unit to remain acant and hold the tenant responsible for rent
rule lies punless
surrender of the property or the tenant sssfully terminates the lease by following the
landlord retakes possession of the unit and re-rents the unit or allows others to live in the unit, he
cannot hold the tenant responsible for rent owed under the lease.
My lease expired two months ago, but the landlord allowed me to continue at the same rent without signing a new lease. Now, the landlord has decided that I must sign a new lease with a higher rent or move out. The landlord gave me only two weeks’ notice to decide. What does the law say about this situation?
Since the landlord accepted rent after the iginal lease expired, a tenancy-at-will was
created. The tenant continues to occupy the u ti under the same terms and conditions as in the
expired lease. However, the landlord must give a sixty (60) day notice prior to any change in the
tenancy, including increasing rentan offer of a new lease, termination of the rental
arrangement. The landlord is not required to gve this notice in writing unless the lease requires
it. However, it is better practice to provide written notice. Likewise, ehtenant must provide a