2010 Georgia Code
O.C.G.A. 44-7-3 (2010)
TITLE 44 - PROPERTY
CHAPTER 7 - LANDLORD AND TENANT
ARTICLE 1 - IN GENERAL
§ 44-7-3 - Disclosure of ownership and agents; effect of failure to comply
44-7-3. Disclosure of ownership and agents; effect of failure to comply
(a) At or before the commencement of a tenancy, the landlord or an agent or other person authorized to enter into a rental agreement on behalf of the landlord shall disclose to the tenant in writing the names and addresses of the following persons:
(1) The owner of record of the premises or a person authorized to act for and on behalf of the owner for the purposes of serving of process and receiving and receipting for demands and notice; and
(2) The person authorized to manage the premises.
In the event of a change in any of the names and addresses required to be contained in such statement, the landlord shall advise each tenant of the change within 30 days after the change either in writing or by posting a notice of the change in a conspicuous place.
(b) A person who enters into a rental agreement on behalf of an owner or a landlord or both and who fails to comply with the disclosure requirements in paragraphs (1) and (2) of subsection (a) of this Code section becomes an agent of the owner or the landlord or both for serving of process and receiving and receipting for notices and demands; for performing the obligations of the landlord under this chapter; and for expending or making available, for the purpose of fulfilling such obligations, all rent collected from the premises.
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