Georgia Eviction Notice Forms

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A Georgia eviction notice form for nonpayment of rent is a written document that states a tenant has to pay the rent or to vacate the premises. Additionally, there are other notice forms for other possible grounds for eviction in Georgia.

Read further to learn about what information is required on an eviction notice for it to be valid, legally acceptable ways of delivering notices, and types of notices for all possible grounds for eviction.

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Information Required for All Georgia Notices

Georgia law is very vague regarding eviction notices. They can be either written or oral, and there are no requirements at the state level for what must be stated/written on an eviction notice.

It’s still a good idea to include the following on written notices:

  • The reason for the eviction
  • The date the tenancy will terminate
  • Whether the tenant is allowed to correct the issue and avoid eviction (i.e. pay rent, comply with lease provisions, fix damage to unit caused by the tenant)
  • Name and contact information of the person being evicted

The landlord will also want to get the tenant’s signature confirming that they received the eviction notice, if the notice was hand-delivered.

Acceptable Ways of Delivering Notices

Georgia law doesn’t specify how an eviction notice must be delivered at the state level. You should check with your local county/city/municipal government to determine whether local rules exist for how or when an eviction notice must be delivered.

Types of Eviction Notices

Each possible ground for eviction has its own process and notice requirements.

Eviction Notice for Nonpayment of Rent

A landlord is allowed to evict a tenant for failing to pay rent on time.

According to Georgia law, rent is considered late the day after it’s due; grace periods (if any) are addressed in the rental agreement.

Once rent is past due, the landlord must provide verbal or written notice to the tenant prior to beginning an eviction action. Georgia law doesn’t specify how much time tenants must be given in the notice.

If the tenant does not pay the rent due by the end of the notice period and remains on the property, the landlord may proceed with the eviction process.

It’s a good idea for the Eviction Notice for Nonpayment of Rent to include the total amount of past-due rent owed.

Get the downloadable Eviction Notice for Nonpayment of Rent form template below (.pdf direct link).

Eviction Notice for Non-Compliance

A tenant can be evicted in Georgia if they do not uphold their responsibilities under the terms of a written lease/rental agreement.

Georgia landlords are not required to allow tenants to correct a lease violation in these instances, but they must provide tenants with a written or verbal notice prior to beginning an eviction action.

Typical lease violations under this category could include things like damaging the rental property, having too many people residing in the rental unit, and having a pet when there’s a no-pet policy.

Note that illegal activity is included in this category, including prostitution in the rental unit and other criminal acts.

How much time tenants must be given in the notice is not specified at the state level; however, if the tenant remains on the property after the notice period expires, the landlord may proceed with the eviction process.

It’s a good idea to include the lease violation and whether or not the tenant is allowed to correct the violation in order to remain in the rental unit.

If the tenant remains on the property after the notice period expires, the landlord may proceed with the eviction process.

Get the downloadable Eviction Notice for Noncompliance form template below (.pdf direct link).

60-Day Lease Termination Notice for “At-Will” Tenants

In the state of Georgia, if tenants “hold over,” or stay in the rental unit after the rental term has expired, then the landlord must give tenants notice before evicting them. This can include tenants without a written lease and week-to-week and month-to-month tenants.

Often this type of eviction applies to tenants who are at the end of their lease and the landlord doesn’t want to renew.

Regardless of the length or type of tenancy, Georgia landlords are required to give
at-will tenants at least 60 days’ notice prior to beginning an eviction action.

If the tenant remains on the property after the notice period expires, the landlord may proceed with the eviction process.

The notice should include the date the tenancy will terminate.

Get the downloadable 60-Day Lease Termination Notice form template below (.pdf direct link).