This Handbook is designed to answer common residential landlord-tenant questions. The
determine the proper solution to each problem. ecause the facts of each case are different, the
answers contained in this Handbook are given general terms and may not apply to your
While this publication can behelpful to both landords and tenants, it should not be a
substitute for professional legal advice. This Handbook containinformation on Georgia
landlord-tenant law as ofJune 2012 and, as such, may not eect the status of Georgia law.
Before relying on the information in this Handbook, the underlying law should be independently
researched and analyzed in light of your specific problem and facts.
In Georgia, there is not a governmentalency that has the power to intervene in a
dispute between a landlord and ten nt to force one or the other pary to behave in any particular
manner. A landlord or tenantwho cannot resolve a dispute on t eir own would need to use the
A single copy of the Handbook is prod i free of charge.
The Handbook is also
available on the internet at the Georgia Department of
courts, either directly or through a lawyer, to enforce their legal rights.
www.dca.ga.gov under Publications, and at www.legalaid-ga.org.