The Law Offices of Mark Weinstein, P.C. provides assistance to Commercial and Residential Landlords.
Whether you own and operate only a few rental properties, or have hundreds of units, our experienced Landlord Attorneys can help ensure you decrease your liability and protect your rights.
Trust us to handle the drafting and review of leases, contacting problem tenants on your behalf and representing you should a matter escalate.
If you have become involved in a dispute with a tenant, we can assist you by:
The Law Offices of Mark Weinstein, P.C. has been providing guidance and representing clients in regard to real estate matters since 2001. We are committed to fighting to ensure our clients’ rights as property owners are fully protected. Contact our office at 770-888-7707 for a free case evaluation. Our experience is YOUR advantage.
Below you will find five of the top FAQ’s according to the Georgia Landlord Tenant Handbook: (source)
1. Are landlords required to provide appliances such as refrigerators or stoves for use in their rental property?
There is no state law requiring a landlord to furnish appliances such as refrigerators or stoves. However, local city or county housing codes may require the landlord to supply appliances.
2. What information can a landlord request on an application? Can landlords charge an application fee?
Yes, a landlord can charge an application fee. This fee is usually not refundable if the application is denied. Georgia law does not limit the information a landlord can request from applicants.
3. I own rental property located near a creek which floods. Occasionally the floodwater reaches my rental property. Do I need to notify my tenants about the possibility of flooding?
Yes, Georgia law (O.C.G.A. § 44-7-20) requires that owners notify possible tenants, prior to the signing of the lease, if the property has a propensity for flooding.
4. A tenant wants to review the file the landlord maintains on the unit. Must the landlord allow a tenant to review their rental file?
No, those files are the property of the landlord or management company.
5. Is the length of the lease term important?
Yes. For example, a written lease agreement for longer than one year must describe the leased property clearly and in detail to be valid. Leases for one year or less are not required to contain such a detailed description of the property being leased.