2021 Georgia Code
Title 44 - Property
Chapter 7 - Landlord and Tenant
Article 2 - Security Deposits

Law reviews.

- For article discussing 1976 statutory changes in landlord-tenant law, see 13 Ga. St. B.J. 43 (1976).


Intent of article.

- Intent of provisions on security deposits is only to prevent the wrongful withholding of security deposits from tenants by landlords. It does not in any way alter the statutory or contractual liability of tenants for rent. Kimber v. Towne Hills Dev. Co., 156 Ga. App. 401, 274 S.E.2d 620 (1980).

Cited in Whipper v. Kirk, 156 Ga. App. 218, 274 S.E.2d 662 (1980).



- Bankruptcy: lessor's right, upon bankruptcy of lessee, to enforce lien or retain security for future rentals, 22 A.L.R. 1307; 45 A.L.R. 717.

Provision in lease for pecuniary forfeiture where lease is prematurely terminated as one for liquidated damages, 106 A.L.R. 292.

Right of lessor to retain advance rental payments made under lease terms upon lessee's default in rent, 27 A.L.R.2d 656.

Landlord-tenant security deposit legislation, 63 A.L.R.4th 901.

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