A tenant must answer a dispossessorywithin seven days of service. A tenant has until
the close of business on the seventh day to fithe answer. You need to contact the court in
business hours other than the traditional nine-ot-five each day. Georgia law (O.C.G.A. §1-3-1)
provides the method for counting the seven day T. he first day (the da of service) is not
counted but the last day is cound. If the last dayfalls on Saturday or Sunday, the party has
through the following Monday. When the last daprescribed for such action falls on a public
and legal holiday, the party has until the next business day.
My landlord has filed a dispossessory action against me. The landlord has failed to make repairs to the leak in my ceiling and my furniture and rugs were damaged. I would like to sue my landlord for the damage to my property. How can I do this?
Your answer to the dispossessory must contain any legal or equitable counterclaims you
by the landlord’s breach of the lease or failure to perform his responsibiliies those claims must
related claims, which she has against the landd,r the tenant may not beable to raise those
claims later in a separate action. This means thaif a tenant has a damage claim for failure to
potential judgment for the landlod reduced by previously paid rnt deposits must raise such a
possession issued before a final judgment, ttenant is still entitled to a hearing on their
My landlord filed a dispossessory against me. I have paid my rent on time and have not violated my lease. I am going to file an answer. Can I ask for damages for my landlord’s wrongful conduct in filing a dispossessory against me for no reason?