Georgia Notice to Comply or Vacate

Last Updated: November 21, 2022 by Marnie Snyder

Georgia Notice to Comply or Vacate is an official eviction document delivered to tenants for a breach of the lease. The tenant may be given the opportunity to remedy the violation in a reasonable amount of time or the tenant must move out by the date set forth by the landlord.

When to Use a Georgia Notice to Comply or Vacate

Use a Notice to Comply or Vacate to begin the eviction process in Georgia:

  • If the tenant failed to maintain the premises in a clean and sanitary manner.
  • If the tenant violated the rules with unauthorized pets.
  • If the tenant violated the rules with too many occupants residing at the premises.
  • If the tenant committed any other violations of the lease.

If none of the above are true, use one of the below forms to evict a tenant:

  • Nonpayment of Rent Notice to Quit -If the tenant is late on rent (starting the day after it’s due), either in part or in full.
  • Immediate Notice to Vacate – If the tenant is engaging in or promoting prostitution or is involved in any unlawful or criminal conduct on the premises.
  • 60 Day Notice to Vacate – If the landlord or tenant terminates a month-to-month tenancy. This lease termination letter is for tenants with no written lease that pay rent monthly or for tenants with an expired lease.

How to Write a Georgia Notice to Comply or Vacate

The Georgia Notice to Comply or Vacate form shall be completed as follows:

  1. Write all adult tenants’ names (do not include minors);
  2. Fill in the complete address of the rental premises;
  3. Specify the rule or lease violation;
  4. Enter the date and time when the violation must be cured by;
  5. Include the tenant’s balance due, if applicable;
  6. Include the date the notice is served;
  7. Landlord prints and signs notice;
  8. Landlord includes address and phone number.

How to Serve a Georgia Notice to Comply or Vacate

A landlord can deliver notices in Georgia using any of the below acceptable methods:

  1. Handing the notice to the tenant in person;
  2. Handing the notice to a person of suitable age and discretion at the property AND mailing the notice by first class mail with a certificate of mailing;
  3. 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.

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