Georgia Eviction Notice Forms

Last Updated: December 22, 2021 by Elizabeth Souza

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.

Types of Georgia Eviction Notices

Each possible ground for eviction has its own notice type. Some notices allow the tenant to fix (“cure”) the issue and continue the tenancy, while others simply state an amount of time to vacate by.

Grounds Time Curable?
Unpaid Rent Undetermined Yes
Lease Violation Undetermined Maybe
Lease Termination 60-Day No

Notice to Pay (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 filing 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).

Notice to Quit (Non-Compliance)

A tenant can be evicted in Georgia if they do not uphold their responsibilities under the terms of a written lease or 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 filing an eviction action.

Typical lease violations under this category could include things like damaging the rental property, having too many people reside 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 (No Lease/End of Lease)

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).

What to Include in Georgia Eviction Notices

Georgia law is 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 or 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); and
  • 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.

Delivering Eviction Notices in Georgia

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.

Eviction Process in Georgia

  1. An eviction notice is posted by the landlord to vacate or “cure” the issue.
  2. If the tenant does not vacate when required to do so, a Complaint is filed by the landlord with the county court.
  3. An answer is filed.
  4. A hearing is held and judgment issued.
  5. If an eviction is granted, a Writ of Possession is posted at the property, giving final notice to the tenant to remove their belongings.
  6. Finally, the sheriff returns possession of property to landlord.

To learn more about the eviction process in Georgia, click here.

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