Georgia Immediate Notice to Quit | Non-Payment

Georgia Immediate Notice to Quit | Non-Payment

Last updated August 29th, 2022

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A Georgia immediate notice to quit is used by a landlord to terminate a rental agreement with a tenant when that tenant has failed to pay rent on time. There are no laws governing rent due dates, grace periods, or late fees. A landlord is able to send an immediate notice to quit to a tenant who didn’t pay rent on the due date defined in the lease agreement between the parties.

If the tenant does not vacate the premises immediately upon demand, a dispossession action (eviction suit) can be filed by the landlord. However, once such an action has been filed, the tenant is allowed seven (7) days to make payment before the action is carried forward to court. Payment must consist of past due rent, late fees, and any costs incurred by the landlord for the cost of the dispossessory action.

Laws§ 44-7-50(a) and § 44-7-52(a)