Ask a landlord-tenant lawyer and get answers ASAP
According to her, Georgia tenant law doesn't stipulate they must pay rent, only that they stay for 1 month. I'm at such a loss. I can't find the definition of Georgia tenant, but she sure acts like she knows the law. I hope your answer is correct for Georgia. Is there a place I can find that to prove to her that she was not a tenant even though she, by her choice and without my knowledge, used my address to receive a pkg and had it put on her Ga ID card.
http://www.dca.state.ga.us/housing/housingdevelopment/programs/downloads/Georgia_Landlord_Tenant_Handbook.pdfstates:"To determine if you are a tenant or boarder the court will look at:•Does the written agreement refer to itself as a lease and to payments as rent;•The length of time you have lived at the residence;•Whether the room is the only residence you have;•Whether you are residing there temporarily or for a long period of time;•How often you pay rent: if you pay daily, you are likely a guest or boarder;•Whether services such as linen service, switchboard service and maid service are provided;•Whether you own the furnishings in the room;•Whether the amount you pay includes tax; and• Whether the person you pay has a business license.If you are not a tenant but a guest or boarder, you have limited protection under the law."May I ask if she had her own room, or if she stayed in your son's room?Do you have a business license as a landlord?Do you have a certificate of occupancy as a landlord?Have you ever had a tenant at this location?
She stayed in my son's room. I know nothing about being a landlord. I have never had tenants.