Georgia Rental Laws 2017-09-05T14:59:33+00:00

Georgia Rental Laws

Your Guide to helpful links and information for leases, rent, security deposits, tenant screening, real estate and government.

Official Website of the State of Georgia

The United States Census Bureau estimates that the population of Georgia was 10,097,343 on July 1, 2014, a 4.23% increase since the 2010 United States Census

The State of Georgia has 159 counties.

Georgia Rental Laws County Map

State Rules and Regulations

Important Lease Terms

Security Deposits:

  • Amount: No Restrictions
  • Return Deadline:  30 Days

Fees and Notice:

  • Applications Fees:  No Restrictions
  • Termination Notice:  Landlord can terminate with an Unconditional Quit Notice
  • Tenant Rights to Withhold Rent:  Tenant may perform repair and deduct from rent

Landlord Disclosures:

Real Estate Links

Federal Government

  • Fair Credit Reporting Act – Federal Government legislation which promotes the accuracy, fairness, and privacy of consumer information contained in the files of consumer reporting agencies.
  • Fair Housing Act – The Fair Housing Act protects people from discrimination when they are renting, buying, or securing financing for any housing. The prohibitions specifically cover discrimination because of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability and the presence of children

Credit Reports        

Tenant Screening

  • Summary of Your Rights Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)
  • Counties Provided:  Appling, Atkinson, Bacon, Baker, Baldwin, Banks, Barrow, Bartow, Ben Hill, Berrien, Bibb, Bleckley, Brantley, Brooks, Bryan, Bulloch, Burke, Butts, Calhoun, Camden, Candler, Carroll, Catoosa, Charlton, Chatham, Chattahoochee, Chattooga, Cherokee, Clarke, Clay, Clayton, Clinch, Cobb, Coffee, Colquitt, Columbia, Cook, Coweta, Crawford, Crisp, Dade, Dawson, De Kalb, Decatur, Dodge, Dooly, Dougherty, Douglas, Early, Echols, Effingham, Elbert, Emanuel, Evans, Fannin, Fayette, Floyd, Forsyth, Franklin, Fulton, Gilmer, Glascock, Glynn, Gordon, Grady, Greene, Gwinnett, Habersham, Hall, Hancock, Haralson, Harris, Hart, Heard, Henry, Houston, Irwin, Jackson, Jasper, Jeff Davis, Jefferson, Jenkins, Johnson, Jones, Lamar, Lanier, Laurens, Lee, Liberty, Lincoln, Long, Lowndes, Lumpkin, Macon, Madison, Marion, McDuffie, McIntosh, Meriwether, Miller, Mitchell, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Murray, Muscogee, Newton, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Paulding, Peach, Pickens, Pierce, Pike, Polk, Pulaski, Putnam, Quitman, Rabun, Randolph, Richmond, Rockdale, Schley, Screven, Seminole, Spalding, Stephens, Stewart, Sumter, Talbot, Taliaferro, Tattnall, Taylor, Telfair, Terrell, Thomas, Tift, Toombs, Towns, Treutlen, Troup, Turner, Twiggs, Union, Upson, Walker, Walton, Ware, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Webster, Wheeler, White, Whitfield, Wilcox, Wilkes, Wilkinson, Worth

Last Updated: November 10, 2016

No Set Up Fees, No Contracts, No Monthly Minimums!