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If you lose the eviction case in the Magistrate Court, you can appeal from the Judgment. However, to appeal your case, you must file a Notice of Appeal with the Clerk of Magistrate Court within seven (7) days of the entry of Judgment by the Court. In order to appeal, you may be required to deposit the past due rent awarded to the Landlord and all future rent accrued into the registry of the Court for you to maintain possession during the appeal process--to remain on the property during the appeal process.
You must send a copy of the appeal to the other party, to the Landlord.
Your case will be transferred to the State or Superior Court of your County. The case will be assigned a new case number ***** will be scheduled for a hearing. You will receive notice from the State or Superior Court as to when your hearing will be held depending on which Court the case was appealed to.
If you lose at the Superior Court, it is over.
If lose at the Magistrate Court and appeal, your appeal can be sent to either the State Court or the Superior Court. If you lose there, your case is over.
Yes, I am a Landlord-Tenant Attorney. I have been practicing for over 17 years, but not in the State of Georgia. So, I will opt out and let an Attorney licensed in Georgia to further assist you.