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In the state of GA can you legally rent a room?

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I signed a notarized lease agreement to rent a room for a year but I’ve heard that it illegal to do so in the state of GA so I was wondering if my notarized lease is void

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Lawyer: legalgems, Lawyer replied 3 months ago

There is nothing at the state level that bans renting a room; if the owner rents rooms it is generally deemed a boarding house

Now this may be illegal based on local ordinance implemented by the city; for example ATL forbids this as their ordinance states that a rooming house is considered multi-family residential use and is not permitted in any single family or duplex residential district.

As such a lease to that effect would be void as illegal.

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