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FAQ: Can I change my mind after I sign a lease but before I move in?

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FAQ: Can I change my mind after I sign a lease but before I move in?

Is there a seventy-two (72) hour period after signing a lease during which the landlord or tenant can change their mind and get out of the lease?  

No, there is not a "cooling off" period in Georgia which would enable you to change your mind after signing a lease. If you decide not to move into the unit after signing the lease, the landlord may impose early termination penalties against you.

Last Review and Update: Jul 25, 2011