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30 day eviction notice, what to do!

Discussion in 'Eviction, Recovery of Premises' started by Oalban, Mar 27, 2017.

  1. Oalban

    Oalban Law Topic Starter New Member

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    My son and his girlfriend have been renting a house for 8 years. They are on a month to month lease. The owner told them they have 30 days to vacate the property. They would like to have more time. What are their options?
     
  2. adjusterjack

    adjusterjack Super Moderator

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    That's easy.

    They can show this statute to the landlord. The statute requires that the landlord give them 60 days notice.

    2015 Georgia Code :: Title 44 - PROPERTY :: Chapter 7 - LANDLORD AND TENANT :: Article 1 - IN GENERAL :: § 44-7-7 - Tenancy at will -- Notice required for termination

    The entire landlord tenant statute is at:

    2015 Georgia Code :: Title 44 - PROPERTY :: Chapter 7 - LANDLORD AND TENANT

    Once they confirm that they have 60 days they need to find another place to live.
     
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  3. Oalban

    Oalban Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Thank you very much!!!
     
  4. army judge

    army judge Super Moderator

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    If they can be out within 30 days, they could negotiate an earlier out date, say 30 days and receive one months rent if they hit the target.

    The security deposit isn't part of that deal.

    If the landlord agrees, get everything in writing and signed by all parties.

    Otherwise, they have 60 days to seek new digs.
     
  5. Oalban

    Oalban Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Thank you!
     
  6. mightymoose

    mightymoose Moderator

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    This if all assuming they are not in violation of their lease... Doesn't sound like it.
     
  7. Gail_in_Georgia

    Gail_in_Georgia Moderator

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    And please note this is NOT an eviction notice. It sounds as if it is a notice to terminate their tenancy at will (i.e., month to month lease). There is a difference. Now...if they have breached their lease (for example, they owe rent) this is a different matter. This would not require a 60 day notice in Georgia but a much shorter notice to address that issue.

    Gail
     
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  8. adjusterjack

    adjusterjack Super Moderator

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    I've had to explain that at least 5 times in the past two weeks. Figured I'd give somebody else a chance to explain it. :D
     

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