Legal Information: Georgia

Housing Laws

November 3, 2021

Am I still responsible for rent after I give my landlord notice?

For a place in which you currently live: After you give notice to your landlord, you are still responsible for any rent due up until the date your lease ends and for any late or unpaid rent. You are not responsible for any other rent, fees, or damages for ending your lease.1

For a place that you have not yet moved into: If you sign a lease but then you need to terminate it due to family violence or stalking, if you give your landlord the notice of termination at least 14 days before your lease is scheduled to begin, you cannot be charged any kind of money damages or penalties.1

1 Ga. Code § 44-7-23(d)

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