2019 Georgia Code
Title 44 - Property
Chapter 7 - Landlord and Tenant
Article 2 - Security Deposits
§ 44-7-31. Placement of security deposit in trust in escrow account; notice to tenant of account location

Universal Citation: GA Code § 44-7-31 (2019)

Except as provided in Code Section 44-7-32, whenever a security deposit is held by a landlord or such landlord's agent on behalf of a tenant, such security deposit shall be deposited in an escrow account established only for that purpose in any bank or lending institution subject to regulation by this state or any agency of the United States government. The security deposit shall be held in trust for the tenant by the landlord or such landlord's agent except as provided in Code Section 44-7-34. Tenants shall be informed in writing of the location of the escrow account required by this Code section.


Code 1933, § 61-602, enacted by Ga. L. 1976, p. 1372, § 6; Ga. L. 2006, p. 656, § 1/HB 1273.

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