Tenant Eviction: How to Evict a Tenant in Georgia


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Tenant Eviction: How to Evict a Tenant in Georgia

Evicting nonpaying tenants or tenants who aren’t following the lease is never what you want to do as a landlord, but sometimes it becomes necessary. Today we are walking you through the eviction process in Georgia.

Free Legal Aid provides useful information about eviction. In addition to the video here, be sure you check out other resources.

Tenant Defenses to Evictions in Georgia

In Georgia, a landlord may evict a tenant for not paying rent or for violating a portion of the lease or rental agreement. A tenant may have a legal defense to challenge an eviction. This article will summarize the eviction process in Georgia and detail some of the most common defenses available to tenants in Georgia. check to learn more.


The first step in the Georgia Eviction Process is serving the tenant with an Eviction Notice, called a Demand for Possession or Notice to Quit in Georgia. To evict a tenant for non-payment of rent, for lease violations, or for staying beyond the lease term, the Georgia Code does not give a specific notice period. check to learn more.