A Georgia 30 Day Notice to Vacate is a legal letter written to terminate a month-to-month lease or for tenants with no written lease that pay rent monthly. The letter shall be provided at least thirty (30) calendar days before the end of the following rental period.
When to Use a Georgia 30 Day Notice to Vacate
A Georgia 30-Day Notice to Vacate is a lease termination letter used to terminate a month-to-month lease in accordance with state law. This notice may also be used for tenants that do not have a written lease that pay rent monthly or for tenants with an expired lease.
This letter fulfills the minimum amount of notice required for tenants, but landlords are legally required to provide more notice.
How to Write a Georgia 30 Day Notice to Vacate
For a lease termination notice to be legally compliant:
- State who the legal letter is addressed to (use full name of the receiving party).
- Include the termination date of the lease or tenancy.
- Fill in the full address of the rental premises.
- Provide your new address and an updated phone number.
- Sign the notice and print your name.
- Complete the certificate of service by indicating the date and method of notice delivery along with printed name and signature.
Without this information on the lease termination notice, a judge may not be able to proceed with legal action.
How to Serve a Georgia 30 Day Notice to Vacate
A landlord or a tenant can deliver lease termination notices in Georgia using any of the below acceptable methods:
- Handing the notice to the receiving party in person;
- Handing the notice to a person at the premises who can accept the legal letter on behalf of the other party;
- Mailing the notice by first class mail with a certificate of mailing.
When sending the notice by first class mail, add three (3) additional calendar days to the notice period to account for variability in post office delivery times.
- 1 GA Code § 44-7-7
Sixty days’ notice from the landlord or 30 days’ notice from the tenant is necessary to terminate a tenancy.Source Link
- 2 GA Code § 9-11-4
Notice Delivery: To the tenant personally, or by leaving copies thereof at the tenant’s dwelling house or usual place of abode with some person of suitable age and discretion then residing therein, be dispatched through first-class mail or other reliable means.Source Link
- 3 GA Code § 9-11-6
Additional time after service by mail or e-mail. Whenever a party has the right or is required to do some act or take some proceedings within a prescribed period after the service of a notice or other paper, other than process, upon him or her, and the notice or paper is served upon the party by mail or e-mail, three days shall be added to the prescribed period.Source Link