2021 Georgia Code
Title 44 - Property
Chapter 7 - Landlord and Tenant

Cross references.

- Forfeiture of rights of lessees or tenants for unlawful manufacture, sale, etc., of distilled spirits on leased premises, § 3-10-6.

Allocating water and waste-water usage among tenants, § 12-5-180.1.

Estates for years, § 44-6-100 et seq.

Law reviews.

- For article discussing 1976 to 1977 developments in landlord-tenant law, see 29 Mercer L. Rev. 219 (1977). For article surveying recent legislature and judicial developments in Georgia's real property laws, see 31 Mercer L. Rev. 187 (1979). For article, "Usufructs and Estates for Years Distinguished," see 18 Ga. St. B.J. 116 (1982). For article, "The New Documentary Concerns Associated With Intelligent Buildings," see 22 Ga. St. B.J. 16 (1985). For annual survey of law of real property, see 40 Mercer L. Rev. 337 (1988). For annual survey on real property, see 71 Mercer L. Rev. 241 (2019). For article, "Not so Fast! Enforcing Accelerated Rent Clauses in Commercial Lease Agreements,” see 25 Ga. St. B.J. 19 (Dec. 2019). For note discussing landlord liability for crime in apartments, see 5 Ga. L. Rev. 349 (1971). For note arguing the necessity for specific state legislation to deal with the mobile home park landlord-tenant relationship, see 9 Ga. L. Rev. 212 (1974). For note outlining the 1976 revisions in Georgia's Landlord and Tenant Law and their potential impact on tenant's rights and remedies, see 28 Mercer L. Rev. 351 (1976).


Cited in Warehouses, Inc. v. Wetherbee, 203 Ga. 483, 46 S.E.2d 894 (1948).


Value of Growing Crop, 20 POF2d 115.

Proof of Tenant's Abandonment of Real Property Lease, 70 POF3d 1.

Proof of Landlord's Liability for Injury Inflicted by Tenant's Dog, 85 POF3d 1.


- Changes of physical conditions on property of landlord other than that leased, as affecting rights and liabilities of landlord and tenant, 44 A.L.R. 59.

Liability of lessee's guarantor or surety beyond the original period fixed by lease, 10 A.L.R.3d 582.

When lessor may withhold consent under unqualified provision in lease prohibiting assignment or subletting of leased premises without lessor's consent, 21 A.L.R.4th 188.

Validity and construction of law regulating conversion of rental housing to condominiums, 21 A.L.R.4th 1083.

Landlord's tort liability to tenant for personal injury or property damage resulting from criminal conduct of employee, 38 A.L.R.4th 240.

Commercial leases: application of rule that lease may be canceled only for "material" breach, 54 A.L.R.4th 595.

Specificity of description of premises as affecting enforceability of lease, 73 A.L.R.4th 236.

Landlord's liability to third person for injury resulting from attack off leased premises by dangerous or vicious animal kept by tenant, 89 A.L.R.4th 374.

Coverage of leases under state consumer protection statutes, 89 A.L.R.4th 854.

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