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Georgia Landlord May Not Restrict Access to Utilities

The Georgia Code Title 44 Chapter 7 Article I Section 44-7-14.1 prohibits a landlord from restricting a tenant’s access to utilities in the following manner:

Landlord’s Duties as to Utilities

(a) As used in this Code section, the term “utilities” means heat, light, and water service.

(b) It shall be unlawful for any landlord knowingly and willfully to suspend the furnishing of utilities to a tenant until after the final disposition of any dispossessory proceeding by the landlord against such tenant.

(c) Any person who violates subsection (b) of this Code section shall, upon conviction, be assessed a fine not to exceed $500.00.

O.C.G.A. 44-7-14.1

See also Georgia Tenant Rental Property Rights and Prohibitions.

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