A 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:
- Write all adult tenants’ names (do not include minors);
- Fill in the complete address of the rental premises;
- Specify the rule or lease violation;
- Enter the date and time when the violation must be cured by;
- Include the tenant’s balance due, if applicable;
- Include the date the notice is served;
- Landlord prints and signs notice;
- 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:
- Handing the notice to the tenant in person;
- 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;
- 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.