- Eviction Notice for Failure to Pay Rent – Georgia Notice to Pay or Quit [.pdf] (read more)
- Eviction Notice for Lease Violation – Georgia Eviction Notice to Quit [.pdf] (read more)
- Lease Termination Notice for Tenants at Will – Georgia-60-Day-Notice-to-Vacate-Termination-of-Month-to-Month-Tenancy [.pdf] (read more)
A Georgia eviction notice form to pay rent is a written document that states a tenant has a certain number of days to pay the rent. Unlike most states, the state of Georgia does not legislate the amount of time a tenant has to pay past due rent (24 hours to 10 days in Georgia) or to vacate the premises. Additionally, there are other notice forms for other possible grounds for evictions 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 evictions.
Information Required for all Georgia Notices
Although the state of Georgia does not require that a written notice is provided to tenants, it is always advised that this is done. A landlord is expected to provide some basic information on all written notices. This information includes:
- Date of the eviction notice
- Full name of the tenant(s)
- Address of the property
- Reason for the notice
Acceptable Ways of Delivering Notices
As the state of Georgia does not require that a written eviction notice be provided to tenants, there is no set standard for how written notices must be provided. However, common sense would dictate that a Georgia landlord should provide written notices in such a way as to prove that such notice was provided.
Types of Eviction Notices
Each possible grounds for eviction has its own process and notice requirements.
Eviction Notice for Failure to Pay Rent
As stated previously, a Georgia landlord is not required to provide a written Eviction Notice to Pay or Quit. The landlord is allowed to determine the amount of time he/she will provide the tenant to provide payment of past due rent. However, as it is illegal for a landlord to attempt to evict a tenant without following proper steps, it is always best to provide written notification in case the case should go to court.
If a Georgia landlord should provide his/her tenant with a written eviction Notice for Failure to Pay Rent, he/she should include all information that should accompany all eviction notices. He/she should also be sure to include:
- A statement indicating the specific amount of time that the renter has to pay the outstanding rent before the landlord will proceed with the eviction process
- A statement indicating the amount of rent due. This statement should make clear any fees as well as all outstanding rent.
- Where payments may be made and how they may be made. For example, if a personal check is unacceptable, the landlord should make this clear in the written notice.
Eviction Notice for Lease Violation
Although a Georgia landlord is required to provide tenants with the opportunity to remedy a violation to the terms of a lease, the state does not provide legislation regarding a specific amount of time a tenant must be provided to remedy a violation. The landlord may choose to allow the tenant between 24 hours and 10 days to remedy the situation.
Along with information that must be included in all Georgia eviction notices, the Eviction Notice for Lease Violation should also include:
- A statement indicating the specific amount of time that the renter has to remedy the situation before the landlord will proceed with the eviction process
- A statement indicating the violation to the lease
- A statement indicating how the tenant may remedy the violation to the terms of the lease
Get the downloadable Georgia Eviction Notice template form below (.pdf direct link)
Lease Termination Notice for Tenants at Will
In the state of Georgia, a landlord may terminate the rental arrangement with an “at-will” tenant by providing the tenant with 60 days notice of his/her desire to reclaim possession of the property.
Along with information that must be included in all Georgia eviction notices, the Termination Notice for “at-will” Tenants should include:
- The specific date upon which the landlord will proceed with the eviction process if the tenant has failed to vacate the property
Get the downloadable 60 Day Notice template form below (.pdf direct link)