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FAQ: How can I find out the name and address of the property owner?

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FAQ: How can I find out the name and address of the property owner?

The resident manager of my apartment complex refuses to provide me with the name and address of the property owner. How can I find out the name and address of the property owner?  

Georgia law (O.C.G.A. § 44-7-3) requires that when the lease is signed the tenant be given the name and address of the property owner or his authorized agent for purposes of receiving legally required notices. The tenant should also be given the name and address of the person authorized to manage the property. If after signing the lease, there is a change in the designated individuals or their address, the landlord should give notice to the tenant within thirty days of the change. Such notice may be sent to each individual tenant or posted in an obvious place such as the complex office or the community bulletin board. You may be able to find the owner of the property or the designated agent for service through the internet using the Georgia Secretary of State's website at http://sos.georgia.gov/corporations/. If you were not given the required information when you signed the lease, the person who signed the lease for the landlord becomes the agent of the landlord for receiving notice, and performing the obligations of the landlord.

Last Review and Update: Jul 25, 2011