A Georgia eviction notice form is a legal letter provided to a tenant directing them to correct a breach of their obligations and/or vacate the premises. In Georgia, eviction notices can be served for the nonpayment of rent, lease violations or participating in illegal activity.
Types of Georgia Eviction Notice Forms
|Notice to Quit for Nonpayment of Rent||Unpaid Rent||Maybe|
|Notice to Comply or Vacate||Lease Violation||Maybe|
|Immediate Notice to Vacate||Incurable Breach||No|
|30 Day Notice to Vacate||End of Lease / No Lease||No|
|60 Day Notice to Vacate||End of Lease / No Lease||No|
Georgia Notice to Quit for Nonpayment of Rent
A Georgia Notice to Quit form is used for an eviction for nonpayment of rent. A landlord is required to notify the tenant verbally or in writing about the rent balance due. As allowed by Georgia law, the landlord may file an eviction proceeding anytime after the tenant is notified, but it is common practice to allow the tenant to pay the balance due within three (3) days.
The tenant may have the option to pay the rent balance due, but this is at the sole discretion of the landlord. If the tenant does not pay the balance due, then the tenant must vacate the premises.
Georgia Notice to Comply or Vacate
A Georgia Notice to Comply or Vacate eviction form is used for a violation of the lease. A breach of the lease may include damaging property, failing to maintain the premises in a clean and sanitary manner or interfering with the peace and enjoyment of other persons.
A landlord is required to notify the tenant verbally or in writing about the lease violation, then a landlord may file an eviction proceeding anytime thereafter. The tenant may have the option to fix the violation, but this is at the sole discretion of the landlord, otherwise the tenant must move out of the rental unit.
Georgia Immediate Notice to Vacate
A Georgia Immediate Notice to Vacate eviction form is used for an incurable breach of the lease. An incurable breach of the lease is engaging in or promoting prostitution or any other illegal conduct on the premises. This notice instructs the tenant to move out of the rental unit immediately.
Georgia 30 Day Notice to Vacate
A Georgia 30 Day Notice to Vacate is a lease termination letter written to end a month-to-month lease. This notice may be used for tenants with no 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.
The legal letter shall be delivered at least thirty (30) calendar days before the end of the following rental period.
Georgia 60 Day Notice to Vacate
A Georgia 60 Day Notice to Vacate is lease termination letter written to terminate a month-to-month lease. This notice may also be used for tenants with no written lease that pay rent monthly or for tenants with an expired lease.
This letter is typically used by landlords because it satisfies the legally required amount of notice whereas tenants only need to provide a 30 day notice.
The lease termination letter shall be provided at least sixty (60) calendar days prior to the termination date.
How to Write an Eviction Notice in Georgia
For an eviction notice to be legally compliant:
- List tenants’ full names;
- List full address;
- Include grounds for eviction;
- Calculate and include termination date;
- Include date notice served;
- The landlord’s signature and printed name; and
- The landlord’s address and telephone number.
Without this information on the notice, a judge may not be able to proceed with an eviction proceeding and the landlord’s case may be dismissed.
How to Calculate Expiration Date in Georgia
An eviction notice in Georgia takes effect the day after it is served. If the notice period is less than seven (7) days, weekends and legal holidays are not included, so only judicial days may be counted.
If the notice period is seven (7) days or longer, all days are counted in the period, including weekends and legal holidays. If the last day falls on a weekend or legal holiday, then the notice period will not officially expire until the end of the next judicial day (not counting weekends or legal holidays).
How to Serve an Eviction Notice in Georgia
A landlord can deliver notices in Georgia using any of the below acceptable methods:
- Handing the notice to the tenant in person;
- Handing the notice to a family member, a person of suitable age and discretion at the property AND mailing the notice by first class mail with a certificate of mailing;
- Posting the notice in a conspicuous place at the premises, such as the entry door, AND 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.