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  • Brochure on Fair Housing Laws

    The Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in housing based on race or color, national origin, religion, sex , familial status (including children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians; pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18), and handicap (disability). Content Detail

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  • How Do I Find Housing Brochure

    This brochure discusses basic considerations when finding a place to rent. Note: You can also use the website Georgia Housing Search (www.georgiahousingsearch.org) which contains information on affordable rental units. Content Detail

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    Georgia Legal Services Program®
  • Life Skills for Homeowners and Renters

    Whether you own your own home or rent a house or apartment, there are a number of things you need to know and do to protect yourself from things like eviction, foreclosure, or overpaying for services. This guide sets out a number of life skills that you need to keep in mind in your daily business. Read More

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    Spanish / Español
  • Rental Property and Satellite Dishes and other Antennas

    Federal law prohibits restrictions that keep you from installing, maintaining or using antennas to receive video programming. This rule applies to owned property and to rental property where the renter has exclusive use of the area in which the antenna is installed, such as a balcony or patio. The rule also applies to antennas that receive and transmit fixed wireless signals as long as the antennas meet size limitations on property that they own or rent. Read More

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    Georgia Legal Services Program®
  • Repairs to Rented Property (Answers to Common Questions)

    This document answers common questions about getting repairs made to property that you are renting. Read More

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    Georgia Legal Services Program®
  • What is a Landlord Tenant Relationship?

    This documents answers common questions about landlord and tenant relationships and rights. Read More

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    Georgia Legal Services Program®
  • Why is the Lease Important?

    This documents provides basic information about what leases are, the ways a lease protects the tenant and the important issues that residential lease should cover. Read More

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    Georgia Legal Services Program®

Resources and Assistance (2)+

  • Need Help Finding Rental Housing?

    purpose is to provide information on the availability of affordable rental housing throughout the State in an Internet friendly environment. The Georgia Department of Community Affairs does not screen postings to this site and does not screen landlords and/or prospective tenants using this site. DCA has no way of independently verifying the information posted by a potential tenant or a landlord. More specifically, Users of this site are not screened by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs; Criminal background checks and/or reference checks are not done by DCA on site users; and, DCA has not inspected properties posted on this site and makes no warranties or representations as to the conditions of the site or the information posted. The rental of a housing unit, whether for money or for free, is a legal arrangement between the owner of the property and the tenant. Both the owner and the renter should always exercise your normal process of due diligence before entering into an agreement to rent a unit, either as the owner or the renter, or to provide shelter free of charge. Further information about Georgia's Fair Housing law can be found in the Landlord Tenant Handbook or by calling the Georgia Landlord Tenant Hotline at 1-800-369-4706. Content Detail

  • Rent and Deposit Assistance Agencies for Atlanta and Fulton County

    This document contains a list and the contact information for all of the agencies that provide rent assistance and security deposit assistance to Atlanta and Fulton County residents. Read More

Your Rights and Responsibilities (6)+

  • Answers to Common Questions about Rent Payments

    This document answers common questions about a tenant's rights and obligations in connection with rent payments. Read More

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    Georgia Legal Services Program®
  • Brochure on Fair Housing Laws

    The Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in housing based on race or color, national origin, religion, sex , familial status (including children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians; pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18), and handicap (disability). Content Detail

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  • Can I Break My Rental Agreement?

    This video provides basic information on the rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants when breaking rental agreements in Georgia. Read More

  • FAQ: Does a landlord have to make repairs?

    Landlords are responsible for keeping their rental property in good repair. If the condition of the rental property changes from its condition at the time the tenant moved-in, the landlord must repair the structure or thing to its original condition. Even if you do not have a written lease your landlord is obligated under state law to make repairs. Any lease provision which makes the tenant responsible for repairs is challengeable under Georgia law. A landlord is also responsible for meeting all local ordinances and minimum safety standards. Content Detail

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    Georgia Legal Services Program®
  • General Information about Renting a Home

    This document describes the basic rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants, excerpted from An Introduction to Law in Georgia, Fourth Edition, published by the Carl Vinson Institute of Government, 1998 (updated 2004). Read More

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    Carl Vinson Institute
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    Spanish / Español
  • Information for Tenants

    Many people who rent a place to live do not have a basic knowledge of the duties and rights involved. If there is a written lease, it will describe some of the duties of the tenant. A written lease will also explain some of the duties of the landlord. Even if there is not a written lease, tenants and landlords have the legal duties to each other. Read More

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    Carl Vinson Institute
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    Korean / 한국어