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I am the landlord in GA and have tenants without any kind of

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I am the landlord in GA and have tenants without any kind of lease agreement, how much time am I required to give them to vacate? Are there basic forms to fill out and serve the tenants?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Landlord-Tenant
Expert:  Lucy, Esq. replied 1 year ago.


I'm Lucy, and I'd be happy to answer your questions today.

Any time you allow someone to move into your property, that is a type of lease agreement. Code of Georgia, Section 44-7-1. What you have is called a tenancy at will. See Code of Georgia, Section 44-7-6. A lease agreement does not have to be in writing to be valid. That's a common misconception.

Georgia law requires a landlord to give 60 days notice to terminate a month-to-month tenancy. Tenants are only required to give 30 days notice. Section 44-7-7. You have the ability to just type up a letter and serve it on them (by handing it to someone who lives there, or posting it on the door and also mailing it). The state doesn't have any free forms for that. However, there are a few websites that might help (the first is a sample, the last three are sites that will help you generate the notice):

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