How Long Can a Residential Lease Be in Georgia?

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In Georgia, the general length of a standard residential lease is one (1) year. However, there is no maximum length for a lease. Leases with a duration longer than one year must be in writing, and the terms must be agreed upon by the landlord and tenant.

While oral leases are allowed for tenancies that are less than one year, (GA Code § 44-7-2 (2018)), it is recommended that all lease agreements be in writing, as oral leases are difficult to enforce.

Unlike most states, the lease does not have an implied duration if none is specified in Georgia. Instead, the tenancy is implied to be a tenancy at will (GA Code § 44-7-6 (2018)).

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