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Georgia Landlord Tenant Handbook

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Program Description

This Handbook is designed to answer common residential landlord-tenant questions. The information in this Handbook does not apply to commercial or business leases. The answers contained in this Handbook are given in general terms and may not apply to your specific problem. While this publication can be helpful to both landlords and tenants, the handbook should not be a substitute for professional legal advice. This Handbook contains information on Georgia landlord-tenant law as of June 2012 and, as such, may not reflect the current 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. The Landlord Tenant Handbook answers questions regarding:

The entire Landlord Tenant Handbook may be downloaded here or to request a copy to be mailed to you click here. You should receive the Landlord Tenant Handbook within 5 business days. Requests for more than one copy may be requested for $2.00 each.  Requests for multiple copies will be mailed when a check or money order, payable to DCA is received.  A check or money order may be mailed to:

GA Landlord Tenant Handbook
DCA/Office of Program and Public Affairs
60 Executive Park South NE
Atlanta, GA 30329

Related Links

If you need to locate rental housing or wish to publicize your rental unit’s availability, use GeorgiaHousingSearch or call 1-877-427-8844.

DCA does not provide legal advice regarding any Landlord Tenant issues. For free or reduced cost legal assistance for low income persons, please contact one of the agencies below:

  • Residents of Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton and Gwinnett counties - Atlanta Legal Aid Society (www.atlantalegalaid.org), 404-524-5811.
  • Residents outside Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton and Gwinnett counties-Georgia Legal Services Program (www.glsp.org) for free legal information and legal services.

Contact Information

DCA does not provide legal advice regarding any Landlord Tenant issues. Such questions should be directed to an appropriate agency as provided above on this page. DCA is interested and values your comments regarding the Landlord Tenant Handbook webpage and the Landlord Tenant Handbook. Please give us your feedback regarding the Landlord Tenant Handbook web page and the Landlord Tenant Handbook by clicking here.